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  1. influenza outbreak

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comprehension Answer the following questions: 1. Which of the following education institutes have not been closed in response to the influenza outbreak? a. primary schools b. special schools c. secondary schools 2. According to the article, how many children died after suffering from flu-like symptoms? a. one b. two c. three 3. What emergency measure has the Centre for Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630551/influenza-outbreak
  2. 36 kindergarten children fall ill

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... An influenza-like illness has struck 36 children at a Causeway Bay kindergarten, the Centre for Health said yesterday. Nineteen boys and 17 girls aged three to six had developed fever, ... have been discharged. Tests on a sample from a patient identified influenza B. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597895/36-kindergarten-children-fall-ill
  3. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai has suspended classes for seven days to stop the spread of a possible influenza in the school. According to the school's website, ... the school to suspend classes for seven days to stop the possible spread of influenza after the outbreak of swine flu and influenza B. According to the investigation, 35 boys and five girls aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708881/school-suspends-classes-flu-scare
  4. Flu cases not serious, says minister

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Recent outbreaks of influenza at several schools have not been serious and there was no need to close schools throughout Hong Kong, the health minister said yesterday. 'Although some schools reported 10 or even 30 influenza cases, most outbreaks only involved three or more students, which was not too worrying for schools that have hundreds of students,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670453/flu-cases-not-serious-says-minister
  5. Vigilance always the best defence

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The respite from childhood epidemics has ended after a relatively mild flu season compared with some recent years. Families and schools are now coping with a major summer outbreak of scarlet fever. Parents will not relish the prospect of having to remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971579/vigilance-always-best-defence
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630671/letters
  7. letters

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of some children from flu-like symptoms. But there was no need to close down schools because of the influenza outbreak. It would have been better for the Centre for Health Protection to suggest ... is happening with regard to the flu situation. The government should have come up with proper ways to help people and schools deal with the influenza outbreak. Richie Chu Wai-tsz No choice Only Form ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631600/letters
  8. Start of school term brings health warning

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Centre for Health Protection yesterday reminded schoolchildren and their parents to be on the lookout for cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and flu when classes resume next week. The centre had received reports of 607 outbreaks of h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723255/start-school-term-brings-health-warning
  9. Vaccine race on

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

    ... Timothy Chui The race is on to develop a vaccine for H1N1 swine flu as the world faces an unusually risky flu season. The documented death toll worldwide doubled in the last month to more than 700, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, while the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687859/vaccine-race
  10. Infection toll tops 2,000 with new cases a record

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong's swine flu toll passed 2,000 yesterday, with the number of new cases hitting a record 127, the Centre for Health Protection said. One more patient was listed as critical, taking the total of severe cases to five critical and tw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687653/infection-toll-tops-2000-new-cases-record

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