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  1. Number of influenza cases rising

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The number of suspected flu cases rose yesterday as two more residents of elderly homes were admitted to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital after coming down with symptoms. A hospital spokesman said the patients were a 90-year-old man and a 92-year- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423098/number-influenza-cases-rising
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... team was sent to treat seven from the group. Rights group Survival International said the episode was extremely worrying, since influenza epidemics have wiped out entire tribes in the past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563652/video-released-natives-emerging-amazon-rainforest-northern-brazil
  9. 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
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... though most of these are caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics. Higher use of antibiotics also coincides with the influenza virus season, even though they are ineffective as a treatment against the flu, Van Boeckel said. "If you look at antibiotic use in the US, it's correlated to influenza, and it's not going to do anything for that," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows

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