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  1. Propelled to fame by two bugs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... glowing was Masato Tashiro, director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on influenza in Tokyo, who lauded Dr Chan for her cooperation during the 1997 H5N1 flu scare. She helped us 'understand the next pandemic influenza', he said. Dr Chan has her detractors, though. Some sniff at her training as a maternal and child-health medic, judging she didn't earn her stripes from ...

  2. A broader perspective on health

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Crystal Tai

    ... A master's programme is helping to update professionals on advances in the field, writes Crystal Tai IN ANY MAJOR metropolitan centre, public health is a matter of great concern. In Hong Kong, the Sars epidemic and the threat of avian influenza brought that fact sharply into focus and taught the community the importance of taking active measures to promote better awareness ...

  3. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was in the medical hot seat during the bird flu panic of 1997 and the 104-day battle to contain Sars in 2003. She was the first person on the global stage to warn about a strange type of influenza ...

  4. Good citizenship gets recognition that it deserves

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... charity programme, which is run in partnership with the HKCSS. The programme aims to raise funds to provide free influenza vaccinations to needy elderly. In the past two years the scheme raised ...

  5. Talk of the town

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Swine flu A day after outlining a strategy for combating influenza A (H1N1) in May, the government confirmed the city's second imported case of the virus. The patient, a young local man ...

  6. Tech digest

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... technology counters bird flu Researchers at Japan's Tottori University and Sanyo's Human Ecology Research Centre have found a way to disinfect up to 99 per cent of airborne avian influenza ...

  7. Poll position

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... representative for pandemic influenza. In September she was again promoted to WHO assistant director general of communicable diseases, while retaining her second post as representative of the director-general for pandemic influenza. As with other WHO insiders, Dr Chan is on leave during the campaign period, as required under the organisation's election rules. Her qualities were tested ...

  8. Letters

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a meeting in Taipei and was looking forward to stopping over for two days in Hong Kong. I am now seriously reconsidering, not because of the risk of catching influenza but because if someone staying ...

  9. Cool heads work wonders

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... 'Parents tend to know now that although swine flu is one of the fastest spreading influenza viruses ever known, it is not the worst, and it does not often give rise to bad symptoms,' Tam said. ...

  10. Fever pitch

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... for laboratory-confirmed 2009 A[H1N1] influenza among children younger than two years old were 2.5 times higher than rates for children two to four.' Children two to four years of age had slightly higher ...




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