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  1. News - World

    Swine flu kills nine Palestinians

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Nine Palestinians have died in an outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the office of Palestinian prime ... pandemic that caused at least 17,000 deaths. In 1997, the H5N1 strain of influenza, commonly known as bird flu, broke out in Hong Kong. Spreading from live birds to humans through direct contact, ...

  2. News - China

    Flu infections rising among pigs in southern China, says study

    Posted May 08th 2013, 09:49am by AFP

    ... of a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Pigs are an important source of new human strains of influenza A, such as the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic that emerged in Mexico and infected ... concluded this did not mean there was less infection. “Instead, it reflects higher rates of influenza circulation on the farms where pigs are raised, so that they have already been infected [and so ...

  3. Pregnant women told to continue flu shots

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government would be irresponsible if it halted the swine flu vaccination programme for pregnant women after two stillbirths in a week following inoculations, the health minister said yesterday. 'If we urge pregnant women not to take t ...

  4. Our best defence for swine flu- vigilance

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

    ... daily life for the majority of us goes on as normal, the spectre of influenza A(H1N1) out of mind until it is momentarily rekindled by a headline- and then promptly forgotten again. The virus ... influenza warning is still in effect, as is the World Health Organisation's pandemic alert. Authorities have had good reason to keep their guard up. Swine flu remains an unknown quantity. ...

  5. 20-year-old leukaemia patient dies

    Posted Dec 04th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 20-year-old leukaemia patient died of swine flu in Pok Oi Hospital on Wednesday. A 47-year-old smoker who developed symptoms of swine flu on November 27 was reported to be in critical condition in Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. A total of ...

  6. HK must build on strengths in flu fight

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Experts around the world are far from in agreement on the epidemiology of human swine flu- how it affects public health. This does not make it any easier for people to decide how worried they should be about the rapid global spread of the A(H1N1) virus. I ...

  7. Animal warrior is fighting fit despite being grounded by case of swine flu on aircraft

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Animals Asia founder Jill Robinson has been grounded by the swine flu. No, she doesn't have it and hopefully she won't get it- even though it is now about as common as the commo ...

  8. Change of approach on flu the right prescription

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's swine flu strategy has been changed from containment at all costs to protection. People who come into contact with a suspected sufferer will no longer be quarantined; instead, they will have to have daily health checks and doses of the an ...

  9. News - World

    Briefs, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Nine Palestinians have died in an outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain known as swine flu, the office of Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad said. "Latest figures and information ...

  10. Swine flu patient, 61, dies

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 61-year-old swine flu patient died in Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday. The man, with a history of chronic disease, was admitted with flu symptoms on Friday, the Centre for Health Protection said. The news came as 12 more patients were a ...




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