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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief The government has lowered Hong Kong's influenza pandemic response level from "serious" to "alert" as the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has eased. The serious level- second on a three-level scale of which the top rank is "emergency"- had been in place since December when the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530983/bird-flu-threat-has-eased-says-health-chief
  2. 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
  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 - HEALTH

    H1N1 flu epidemic 'killed 203,000' according to WHO study

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:23pm by NYT

    ... some to question whether the overall response to the 2009 outbreak was excessive. However, Simonsen and her colleagues argued that laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths would underestimate the broad reach of the illness. "Many influenza-related deaths result from secondary bacterial infections or from exacerbation of pre-existing chronic conditions, and are not recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1367326/h1n1-flu-epidemic-killed-203000-according-who-study
  5. 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
  6. Flu guidelines issued to Chinese medicine practitioners

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of influenza. A spokesman said the guidelines were called Treatment and Prevention of Influenza? Guideline for Chinese Medicine Practitioners. The guidelines included advice on ways to differentiate symptoms of influenza, principals of treatment and ways to deal with serious cases. The spokesman said the department began compiling the guidelines in April. The Hospital Authority, Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/530906
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu leads to second death in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang and Danny Mok

    ... director Dr Leung Ting-hung said H1N1 swine flu was the dominant virus strain circulating in the city, but influenza A sub-type H3N2 was becoming more common. Last week, the centre received reports of 490 flu infections, almost four times the 130 cases a week it recorded at the end of December. "The weekly influenza-like illness consultation rates among both general outpatient clinics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405030/h7n9-bird-flu-leads-second-death-hong-kong
  8. Executive Council of IFHA meets for the first time ever at an Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:05pm

    ... concerning the international movement of horses, including research into equine influenza. The IFHA Executive Council consists of 13 members drawn from three regions – Europe, the Americas and Asia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1505040/executive-council-ifha-meets-first-time-ever-asian-racing-conference
  9. Patient with dangerous flu strain isolated

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A 49-year-old patient admitted to Castle Peak Hospital, Tuen Mun, is infected with influenza A (H3), a strain of the virus that has been known to kill even healthy people ... to be in a stable condition. Three other patients in the same male ward were also confirmed by the hospital on Thursday to have influenza A. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726309/patient-dangerous-flu-strain-isolated
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ... strains of influenza, initial symptoms could include a high fever, and other flu-like symptoms such muscle cramps, sore throat, cough, loss of energy, breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1208613/prevention-key-containing-new-avian-flu-outbreak

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