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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The dangers of being too clean

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 04:15am by Martin Williams

    ... there are concerns about ailments like the common cold and influenza, spurring an upsurge of interest in our immune systems. This year, an additional threat looms- the Ebola virus. Though the current ... of blood loss, but from something similar to severe septic shock." Cytokine storms are not unique to Ebola, and have been implicated in diseases such as the 1918 influenza pandemic, H5N1 bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1629997/dangers-being-too-clean
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... "Proper hand washing and adequate hand washing should be part of the life routine and this is part of a healthy city." Infectious diseases like influenza or norovirus can be spread when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616413/hand-washing-key-curbing-spread-disease-hongkongers-told
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - China - Ebola virus

    China pharmaceutical firm sends Ebola drug to Africa, eyes clinical trials

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... US-developed ZMapp and TKM-Ebola, which have been tested on monkeys and used on Ebola patients. However, analysts said the drug’s similarities to Japanese influenza drug Favipiravir is an encouraging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617598/china-pharmaceutical-firm-sends-ebola-drug-africa-eyes-clinical-trials
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - Ebola

    Ebola's dire threat to a sick world

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:44am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... numbers compared with fabled epidemics such as influenza after the first world war, which infected 500 million people and killed 50 to 100 million, or the Black Death of 1346-50, which wiped out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618335/ebolas-dire-threat-sick-world
  10. News - China - Ebola virus

    Chinese firm pushes Ebola drug it says can cure deadly virus

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:17pm by Reuters

    ... which could be shorter than normally required. The drug has also shown promise against diseases such as influenza and yellow fever. Chinese military doctor Wang Hongquan, credited with inventing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1616227/chinese-firm-pushes-ebola-drug-it-says-can-cure-deadly-virus

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