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  1. Flu vaccine no shot in the dark

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com The impending winter brings with it the influenza season, and this year, the Health Department is stepping up its vaccination drive. Compared with last season, those aged between 50 and 64, as well as the obese, have now been included as a target group for the influenza vaccination. This was based on recommendations by the Scientific Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983486/flu-vaccine-no-shot-dark
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Deadly bug that killed two children also killed two adults last year: report

    Posted Dec 06th 2013, 04:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Dead pair had rare combination of bacteria that killed two children last month and influenza B Fatal bug killed two adults last year: new report A deadly ... reported. The three patients had been afflicted by a rare bacterial combination- Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3 coupled with influenza B- resulting in their severe conditions, doctors from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373939/deadly-bug-killed-two-children-also-killed-two-adults-last-year
  3. HK$136m allotted for research on flu control

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A HK$136 million research project on influenza control will be launched in January by four universities to protect Hong Kong from potential outbreaks such as Sars. The funding of the project, entitled Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza, will include a HK$76 million University Grants Committee (UGC) award, the largest granted by the committee under its Areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606708/hk136m-allotted-research-flu-control
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:54am by AP

    ... It appears to have stalled since Chinese authorities cracked down on live animal markets following the initial outbreak. But scientists fear the virus will re-emerge in the winter, when influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371708/hong-kong-reports-1st-case-h7n9-bird-flu
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:49am by AP

    ... It appears to have stalled since Chinese authorities cracked down on live animal markets following the initial outbreak. But scientists fear the virus will re-emerge in the winter, when influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371701/hong-kong-reports-1st-case-h7n9-bird-flu
  6. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai has suspended classes for seven days to stop the spread of a possible influenza in the school. According to the school's website, ... the school to suspend classes for seven days to stop the possible spread of influenza after the outbreak of swine flu and influenza B. According to the investigation, 35 boys and five girls aged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708881/school-suspends-classes-flu-scare
  7. HK flu story takes turn for the better

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for influenza. That cannot be ruled out after University of Hong Kong researchers discovered that a common drug for bone diseases, including osteoporosis, apparently cured the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972331/hk-flu-story-takes-turn-better
  8. Know your viruses

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng Influenza B Features: More stable than Influenza A because it doesn't change often, so tends not to cause epidemics. Currently, numbers are slowly rising. Symptoms: ... Influenza A Features: This virus is unstable. It changes often to create new forms. Classified by changes to H and N antigens, the current types of influenza A circulating in Hong Kong are H3 92 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465873/know-your-viruses
  9. Flu season peaks later than usual

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The influenza season has hit Hong Kong later than usual this year, with a large rise in the number of people in homes for the elderly and kindergartens suffering flu ... a significant rise in influenza reports during May'. He said the department monitored private doctors treating flu patients, as well as influenza reported in homes for the elderly, childcare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502240/flu-season-peaks-later-usual
  10. International movement of horses boosted and more can be achieved

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:11pm

    ... changes in stabling arrangements and the timing of equine influenza vaccinations had also helped. In addition, Dr Stewart reinforced the point that for progress to continue, it was vital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1505944/international-movement-horses-boosted-and-more-can-be-achieved

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