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  1. Medics warn on the risks from flu

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang As Hong Kong moves into the peak time for winter infections, the Centre for Health Protection warns that everyone should be particularly conscious of the dangers of flu. Centre officials urged the elderly, people with chronic illnesses and you ...

  2. Young enjoy swine flu immunity

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Almost half of the city's children aged five to 14 were exposed to swine flu during last year's outbreak and have consequently developed immunity against the virus that could protect them in the event of a further outbreak, a study h ...

  3. No sign of deadly flu attack: experts

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam, Josephine Ma, Martin Wong

    ... Kong was facing a deadly influenza outbreak, an expert panel investigating the cases revealed yesterday. The findings came on the first day of a two-week closure of all primary schools, special ... Yat-ngok apologised to those affected by the late-night decision to close schools, adding the decision was not based on medical findings. 'And if we can lower the possibility of an influenza ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council asks for prevention kits Southern District Council has asked the government for 20,000 flu-prevention kits. At a special meeting councillors agreed to distribute kits with masks, hand-wash detergent and leaflets about the disease to residents. The ...

  5. Baby girl critical after flu takes turn for worse

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ella Lee

    ... Celsius on Saturday. She returned to the hospital a day later when her condition deteriorated. A test showed she had influenza A, and she was transferred to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern ...

  6. School flu policy may be eased as fear wanes

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang The government is expected to ease its stringent swine flu policy for schools when the new academic year begins next month. This follows calls by some medical experts and educators for the government to scale back measures against ...

  7. Mainlanders shun HK as visitor numbers fall

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Nicola Li and Dennis Eng The number of mainland visitors this month has shrunk by about 10 per cent year on year, preliminary figures show, while total arrivals in the past four weeks fell some 14 per cent. These disappointing figures come as the Tourism ...

  8. WHO advisers ought to be on same page

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Sars outbreak in 2003 left question marks over the responses and judgment of Hong Kong and world health authorities. This city learned painful lessons from failure to heed early warnings of a deadly, highly contagious virus, or to take effective steps ...

  9. WHO stands by school closure measures in HK

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The WHO did not recommend school closures but stood by the measures taken by the Hong Kong government, its China representative said yesterday. On Thursday, the government announced a two-week closure of all 1,800 primary schools, kindergar ...

  10. Tourism catches a nasty cold

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Swine flu has had a dramatic impact on tourism to Hong Kong, contributing to a 9.9 per cent year-on-year drop last month in arrivals from the mainland- the source of nearly two-thirds of the city's visitors. With a 14 per ...




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