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  1. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rate for influenza in private clinics rose from 22.9 per 1,000 cases in June to 39.8 this month. Protection measures against flu include maintaining good ventilation and good environmental and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...

  2. Doctors warn of increase in flu cases

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Doctors are urging extra vigilance against the flu after seeing a recent increase in patients with symptoms. 'In the past few days it seems there are more fever patients. I have spoken to some GPs and I was told the number of fever p ...

  3. HK health authorities worried about flu outbreak in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.16pm: Two years after Sars devastated the region, Hong Kong health authorities are worried about a new influenza outbreak in southern China? which has afflicted ... the outbreak was caused by the human influenza virus. The Apple Daily, citing a Guangzhou?s newspaper on Monday, reported that the outbreak occurred early this month. Some 500 villagers had suffered ...

  4. WHO urges flu vaccinations for high-risk groups

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The World Health Organisation is recommending all countries vaccinate high-risk groups against influenza as a measure to prevent hospitals from being swamped with suspected cases of Sars, which has similar symptoms. In a written response to Guangzhou's decision to immunise all students and teachers against the flu, the WHO said attention was now focused on the next influenza ...

  5. letters

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... schools and kindergartens due to the recent influenza outbreak. I agree with the government's move because the flu can spread very easily among children. I think the authorities should set up ... are having their tests or exams. The lessons could be held during weekends so that schools don't have to shorten their students' summer holidays. The government has to tackle the influenza ...

  6. Firms draw on past lessons

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... returning from places with cases of avian flu infection should consult doctors promptly if they have symptoms of influenza after the trip. Let doctors know your travel history and wear a mask ...

  7. Operation Chestnut tests city's preparedness for H5N1 outbreak

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ng Kang-chung Bird flu and Sars eerily met in a field exercise yesterday to test the city's H5N1 contingency plan. Codenamed Operation Chestnut, the test scenario involved an 'imported' case of H5N1 flu in a 24-year-old ...

  8. We cannot relax our guard against bird flu

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The strength of the world's first line of defence against the risk of a bird-flu pandemic lies in its simplicity. It calls for prompt detection and reporting of infections, no matter how localised or isolated, among birds, animals or humans- in a wor ...

  9. liberal studies

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Reading comprehension Answer the following questions 1 What did health authorities recommend to prevent Sars? a. stay away from cockroaches b. avoid owls c. wash your hands d. wear masks all the time 2 What is another name for the swine flu? a. Sars b. A/H1N1 c. avian flu d. influenza 3 If a small town in Mexico sees a sharp rise of infections with avian flu one ...

  10. Doubts raised over Guangdong's optimism

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The Department of Agriculture in Guangdong announced that its bird flu outbreak was under control, even as it revealed two new suspected cases. 'Bird flu has now been effectively contained without spreading and no human inf ...




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