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  1. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi boy in Hong Kong has flu, not Sars-like virus

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 11:52am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of severe respiratory disease associated with novel coronavirus infection “Respiratory specimens taken from the boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for novel ... but found no clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia. The influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of the influenza virus, which was the most common cause of human flu in 2009. One of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056321/saudi-boy-hong-kong-has-flu-not-sars-virus
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Deadly virus won't spark Hong Kong Sars epidemic, scientists say

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND XINHUA

    ... a typical influenza strain and not the new Sars-like illness as feared. The five, three adults and two children, tested positive for Influenza B,, the Odense University Hospital said, and were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048063/deadly-virus-wont-spark-hong-kong-sars-epidemic-scientists-say
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must keep up constant vigilance against deadly viruses

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Deadly viruses require vigilance Thankfully, Hong Kong's first suspected case of a deadly new Sars-like virus is a false alarm. The Centre for Health Protection confirmed a four-year old Saudi Arabian boy had suffered only from a common type of influenza. However, the negative test result for the novel coronavirus does not mean we can drop our guard. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1058196/hong-kong-must-keep-constant-vigilance-against-deadly
  4. News - China

    Echoes of Sars in bird flu panic

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... 1 as being of a new but unknown influenza virus. The H7N9 virus was extracted from the sample on March 10, an expert with the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, Li Feng , was quoted as saying ... and put aside by residents of the Yangtze River Delta region because of the authorities' high-profile refutation. Meanwhile, the deadly new strain of avian influenza was busy infecting dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1215451/echoes-sars-bird-flu-panic
  5. Lessons of Sars must never be forgotten

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Where Sars came from and where it has gone remains a mystery, even though five years have passed and a great deal of research has been carried out. Lessons have been learned from the terrible outbreak in 2003. But the true test will come when a similar vi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627784/lessons-sars-must-never-be-forgotten
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong may be forgetting lessons of Sars

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... in preventing respiratory infections like influenza, whose threat should not be underestimated. Noting that the plunge in personal hygiene awareness was greatest among the young, programme director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1177262/hong-kong-may-be-forgetting-lessons-sars
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Saudi boy with Sars-like virus in Hong Kong's QM Hospital

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... man who had visited Saudi Arabia. Denmark isolated five people with suspected infections, but it was later confirmed they were suffering from influenza B infection. Medical centres around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056184/boy-sars-virus-isolation-queen-mary-hospital
  8. HKU to set up China's top laboratory for new infectious diseases

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... diseases, such as Sars and avian influenza. He said most of the researchers would be from the university, but details of the laboratory, such as when it would be built, were still to be announced. ... of information, heighten awareness of infectious diseases- especially Sars and avian influenza, because of the potential risks of outbreaks from winter to spring- and arrange programmes to train ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477100/hku-set-chinas-top-laboratory-new-infectious-diseases
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Scientists warn of more serious disease threats than Sars

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... worldwide in the past three decades were animal-related. "The H5N1 avian influenza is the most scary one. If it could be transmitted human to human, the consequences could ... effective for a form of influenza, where a patient would be most contagious in the first two days of the illness. "Before a patient is located and quarantined, the virus is already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1154871/scientists-warn-more-serious-disease-threats-sars
  10. No place for cover-ups on disease outbreaks

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the wake of the Sars outbreak five years ago, the mainland has made significant progress in reporting H5N1 flu incidents promptly. This is evident in the closer communication with Hong Kong health officials and is acknowledged by the World Health Organ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635949/no-place-cover-ups-disease-outbreaks

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