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  1. Efforts stepped up following death

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Hong Kong government has stepped up efforts to guard against bird flu after the death of a woman with H5N1 in Shanwei, Guangdong, yesterday. Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Health Department's Centre for Health Protection, said t ...

  2. Summer flu season has arrived

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... look on the influenza surveillance systems in coming weeks.' No similar developments were detected in child-care centres, elderly homes and hospital discharges. Meanwhile, 18 Hong Kong ...

  3. Horse flu halts Australian racing

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Horse racing and equestrian events have been shut down throughout Australia as officials battle to contain an outbreak of equine influenza. The outbreak in Sydney is the first ... equine influenza is known, but they are subject to rigid quarantine protocols, both in Hong Kong and their country of origin, to make sure they are disease-free. 'The important difference ...

  4. Events Diary

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: 17th Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival for 2007. Monday, February 5, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Update on avian influenza and business continuity planning on influenza pandemic'. Tuesday, February 6, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Servicing both Hong Kong and the country'. British Chamber of Commerce ...

  5. Events diary

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Commerce seminar: 'Update on avian influenza and business continuity planning on influenza pandemic'. Tuesday, February 6, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: ...

  6. Vets at a premium for Games' equestrian events

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... for equine influenza, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok, raised the other influenza issue hanging over Hong Kong- by saying that plans were in place to cancel or postpone ... be vaccinated against equine influenza and tested for equine piroplasmosis, infectious anaemia and equine viral arteritis, African horse sickness, West Nile/Kunjin virus, and vesicular stomatitis. ...

  7. Bird flu a sniffle to Thai stocks

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... Chris Oliver Thailand's bird flu outbreak may have an upside: it provides investors an ideal entry point to one of Southeast Asia's hottest economies, according to research from brokerage Harris Fraser. Barring the disease morphing into a more d ...

  8. Good hygiene goes a long way

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As an increasing number of people are infected by influenza, both the government and citizens need to be more aware of the importance of good health. Flu is often widespread in dense urban areas, especially where tall tower blocks prevent the air from circulating. When planning new towns, the government should ban rows of buildings that block the wind coming in from the sea, ...

  9. Schools set to reopen after flu outbreak

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Doors likely to open on Monday Schools closed early for Easter holidays amid the flu outbreak said yesterday that they were ready to resume classes on Monday as the education minister said details of the reopening arrangement would be announce ...

  10. Flu prediction tool shunned

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hong Kong has no plans to link up with a real-time initiative called Google Flu Trends, which claims to predict an epidemic within days A spokeswoman for the Centre for Health Protection said the city's influenza surveillance systems were extensive and it had no plans to partner with Google's flu prediction tools. Hong Kong has one ...




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