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  1. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    New bird-flu strain seen in Adelie penguins in Antarctic

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... questions," said study author Dr Aeron Hurt, senior research scientist at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, Australia. The findings show that "avian influenza viruses can get down to Antarctica and be maintained in penguin populations", he said. The study is the first to report on live avian influenza virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505979/new-bird-flu-strain-seen-adelie-penguins-antarctic
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... inside for a few days and then the chickens started to fall ill." Initial test results revealed that the chickens were not infected with avian influenza, the Agriculture, Fisheries ... reached about 2,000. Some 7,000 remain alive on the farm. Cheng said the owner of the farm told him that the chickens had received vaccinations against avian influenza and Newcastle disease, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  3. Mainland reports first suspected swine flu case

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing last night reported the mainland's first suspected case of H1N1 human swine flu in a 30-year-old male student who had just returned to Sichuan province from studying in the US. The patient, only given the surname Bao, travelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679834/mainland-reports-first-suspected-swine-flu-case
  4. Health Department warns of growing flu risk

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 6.23pm: The Department of Health warned on Monday that Hong Kong may have entered the summer influenza season. The department's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) urged people to take precautionary measures against influenza. CHP consultant in community medicine Thomas Tsang said recent epidemiological data recorded by its influenza surveillance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463577/health-department-warns-growing-flu-risk
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO's dominant flu strain right for Hong Kong 'only 60pc of time'

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com University researchers say new vaccine could take the guesswork out of treating influenza B WHO's flu strainforecast right forHK '60pc of time' The World Health Organisation tries to predict the strain of influenza B that will dominate cases around the world every year- with accuracy of no better than 60 per cent for Hong Kong in recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1144791/whos-dominant-flu-strain-right-hong-kong-only-60pc-time
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... their shots. Yuen said the medicine helps to boost antibody levels and stimulate the effects of the influenza vaccine, especially among elderly or chronically ill patients. He said they knew imiquimod ... The findings were reported this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Yuen pointed out that the annual influenza vaccine only works for 70 per cent of patients, and the effects for those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Winter flu peak sees four-fold rise in number of infections

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:39pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Influenza has killed nine people and seriously sickened 25 adults and children during the winter flu peak while the number of infections is rising ... Ting-hung said H1N1 swine flu was the dominating virus strain circulating in the city, while the influenza A sub-type H3N2 had displayed a rising trend. Last week, the centre received a report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404787/winter-flu-peak-sees-four-fold-rise-number-infections
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    As Hong Kong's flu seasons looms... 10 tips to avoid catching a cold

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:37pm by David Wilson

    ... hours to sustain the benefit. Try flower power Part of the daisy family, echinacea is one of the most popular treatments for colds and influenza. According to Mitchell, echinacea boosts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1585862/ten-tips-avoid-winter-colds
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... then buys them back when they are big enough for sale. He urged consumers not to worry about avian influenza because the government's tests had ruled it out. "We have been very concerned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  10. More than 186,000 vaccinated against flu

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YI HU Updated at 5.39pm: More than 186,000 people- considered at high risk of influenza- have been vaccinated since last October under the Influenza Vaccination Programme, a Department ... the vaccination at public clinics,' added the spokesman. The Influenza Vaccination Programme covered three categories: sick and old people, frontline medical staff, and poultry industry employees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492702/more-186000-vaccinated-against-flu

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