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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World

    Briefs, September 26, 2012

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The adult male patient became ill "after close contact with pigs", Ontario's medical chief, Arlene King, said. He is being treated for the influenza virus, which rarely spreads from ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Epidemic of fear

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and the breaking of influenza transmissions, then why not?' Sian Griffiths, director of the School of Public Health at Chinese University, agreed. 'It is a precautionary principle ... the deaths of three children with flu-like symptoms does not mean Hong Kong is facing a deadly influenza outbreak March 14 No new flu virus is involved in deaths of two children in Tuen Mun Hospital, ...




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