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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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