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  1. 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
  2. 36 kindergarten children fall ill

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... An influenza-like illness has struck 36 children at a Causeway Bay kindergarten, the Centre for Health said yesterday. Nineteen boys and 17 girls aged three to six had developed fever, ... have been discharged. Tests on a sample from a patient identified influenza B. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597895/36-kindergarten-children-fall-ill
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Common respiratory virus more deadly than seasonal flu

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:26am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Chinese University study finds the respiratory syncytial virus can be fatal for many groups and kills more people than seasonal influenza Common virus more deadly than the flu A common respiratory virus could cause more life-threatening infections than the influenza virus, a Chinese University research team warned. Their latest study, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1338986/common-respiratory-virus-more-deadly-seasonal-flu
  5. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, LO WEI

    ... The strain was confirmed to be H5N6 by the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory on Saturday. Experts consider it an isolated case and the risk of human-to-human transmission very low ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506142/sichuan-poultry-farmer-confirmed-dead-new-bird-flu-strain-h5n6
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... influenza strain to emerge in 17 years, the virus has a worrying genetic profile and should be closely monitored, the researchers wrote. It appears to be able to infect tissue deep in the lung, ... University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yuen said it was important to monitor the activity of H10N8 in both poultry and humans as it was difficult to predict how an influenza virus would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421212/china-scientists-reveal-second-case-h10n8-raising-alarm-about-bird-flus
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... viruses that have arisen over the past decade. Some, like the H7N9 bird flu virus, have the potential to cause a global outbreak because influenza viruses constantly change and could spread ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512865/mers-rise-who-not-yet-declaring-global-health-emergency
  8. Free vaccination scheme pays off with fewer flu patients

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan The government's programme to provide free flu shots to the vulnerable has proved successful with the number of flu patients declining in recent days, the Hospital Authority chief said yesterday. Only two outbreaks affecting just over 40 people were recorded in the last week of last month. There were 11 influenza outbreaks which had affected about 280 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448252/free-vaccination-scheme-pays-fewer-flu-patients
  9. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Easily spreadable H5N1 flu just five mutations away, study finds

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... mean that we should not exclude the possibility that it might happen." As with many other influenza studies, the scientists used ferrets as the stand-in for humans because their immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476653/easily-spreadable-h5n1-flu-just-five-mutations-away-study-finds
  10. Steely grey may be a little late, but O' Shea certain he'll race to win

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... challenged Good Ba Ba and Happy Zero for favouritism. However, the equine influenza outbreak in Australia in August 2007 caused the shutdown of all racing in Sydney for almost six months, with strict ... eight wins- including four at Group One level. 'There is no way he is at the top of his game now,' O'Shea conceded. 'I truly believe the period during the equine influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701079/steely-grey-may-be-little-late-o-shea-certain-hell-race-win

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