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  1. HA allocates 11 clinics for patients with flu-like symptoms: report

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... CARYN YAP Updated at 1.54pm: The Hospital Authority late on Monday allocated 14 general out-patient clinics to treat patients suffering from influenza-like illnesses, Xinhua reported ... coughs, sore throats, and muscle pains. The spokesman said the decision to designate 14 clinics was made to enhance the handling of patients with influenza to prevent another bird-flu outbreak. He ...

  2. Nearly 300 more attend clinics

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of patients attending designated flu clinics rose from 410 two weeks ago to 704 last week. The number of institutional outbreaks between February 28 and March 3 was 23, compared with just three in the two weeks between February 14 a ...

  3. Air out offices, flu expert urges

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... on children aged 12 or younger with suspected flu-related complications who were admitted to private or public hospitals since March 13. Ten tested positive for influenza, of which eight have been discharged. No new cases were reported yesterday. On the decline In the week ending March 15, there were 76.1 patients with influenza-like illness per 1,000 consultations at private clinics The number ...

  4. WHO plans flu pandemic drill

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... to questions on why the mainland or Hong Kong would not be involved actively, especially as China is considered the epicentre of influenza. Controller of the Centre of Health Protection Thomas Tsang ...

  5. Parents warned of bird flu risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Emily Tsang Parents should keep young children out of wet markets, a doctor warned yesterday, as officials confirmed a two-year-old boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangzhou nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition ...

  6. Transparency is the key to containing bird flu

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The consequences of a mass outbreak of bird flu could be so calamitous that no effort should be spared in seeking to combat the virus. The more we learn about it, the better prepared we will be. It is therefore good to learn that the mainland health autho ...

  7. Preparation the best precaution for bird flu

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There were no warnings before the great flu pandemic of 1918. It struck suddenly, at a time when the world was struggling to recover from the first world war. Mankind was defenceless in the face of the new killer disease. That is a source of some reassura ...

  8. Probe as scarlet fever kills girl

    Posted Jan 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Department of Health has launched an investigation after the death of a 14-year-old girl from scarlet fever yesterday. This follows a 10-fold increase last year in the number of children struck down by the potentially ...

  9. Health secretary cuts trip short after catching flu

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok has been taken ill with influenza, prompting his return to Hong Kong yesterday instead of attending an international health conference in New Caledonia today. A government statement last night said Dr Chow had returned to the city because of influenza. Director of Health Lam Ping-yan will replace him ...

  10. How money fears made 2009 a year to forget

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Last year was one of the most difficult times to find a job or to earn enough to buy a home in Hong Kong, and most people considered themselves worse off than at any time since 2002, a Chinese University survey found. There were indications in ...




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