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  1. 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
  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. 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
  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 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. 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
  7. 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
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    Nobel laureates offer ideas on battling climate change

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:09pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... the level of innovation and the number of cases of Aids and influenza. And with this doubling in size, there are similar per capita savings of 15 per cent on all infrastructure. A city twice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1607613/meeting-minds
  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. 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

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