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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... researchers have developed a vaccine that may be the first in the world to offer a shield against many influenza viruses- including the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain- in one simple shot. The HKU team ... to 100 per cent of mice fight different strains of flu viruses. "Current influenza vaccines target only specific and individual subtypes, but it is difficult for scientists to predict which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462724/hku-team-hail-h7n9-flu-vaccine-breakthrough
  2. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... consistently failed to provide useful forecasts of flu cases in the US. Google Flu Trends tries to use searches made through the site to predict forthcoming numbers of influenza cases in the US. ... to significantly improve the accuracy of the flu prediction. Rather than monitoring a particular group of influenza-related queries- as Google does- they monitored how the queries changed, and gave some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547613/googles-claim-it-can-save-lives-health-data-overstated-study-says
  3. 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
  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Spanish influenza killed 50 million people in 1918. Now US researchers who have copied the virus have been labelled 'crazy' by opponents Scientists recreate deadly ... the viruses out there in the animals, it's arising from the labs of grossly ambitious people." Influenza viruses circulate freely in wild bird populations. Most remain in chickens, ducks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531011/scientists-recreate-deadly-spanish-flu
  5. HK plans additional measures to deal with flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTERS Updated at 5.44pm: The government would implement additional precautionary measures to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic, a spokesman for the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau said on Wednesday. He explained that a pandemic could be caused by: influenza A (H5), influenza A (H7) and influenza A (H9), commonly known as avian influenza. The measures come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526068
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... biological agents such as dengue, influenza, Q fever and rickettsia," said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday. The boxes were discovered in the same cold-storage area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555635/hundreds-more-infectious-germ-samples-found-lab-near-washington
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... The director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, took swift action. He closed the CDC's anthrax and influenza labs and imposed a ban on the shipment of biological material in or out of the CDC's ... with various unpleasant pathogens, from influenza and dengue fever to rickettsia and Q fever. It was the NIH's turn to apologise. Its director, Francis Collins, said that "overlooking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559904/disease-research-lab-mishaps-rattle-scientists-and-regulators
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of avian influenza, a disease linked to poor sanitary conditions in poultry markets. Last year, officials found high levels of cadmium, which has been linked to organ failure and cancer, in rice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1563480/hong-kong-must-impose-checks-its-pre-cooked-meat-imports
  9. Health authorities advise vaccination against flu

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.14pm: Hong Kong's health authorities on Friday advised people to receive vaccination against influenza before the next flu season came. The recommendation was released by the Scientific Committee on Vaccine Preventable Diseases under the Centre for Health Protection (CHP). A CHP spokesman said Hong Kong was expected to encounter the next influenza season ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546672/health-authorities-advise-vaccination-against-flu
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... in place pending review by an advisory committee. The CDC influenza laboratory is also now closed and will not reopen until adequate procedures are put in place, CDC said. In reconstructing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab

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