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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. Killer 'Fujian' flu has now reached HK, experts warn

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the virus could strike hard because it was new to humans. Department of Health consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai warned that the 'Fujian-like' strain of influenza A could affect large numbers ... holiday. 'Influenza outbreaks usually start in North America and Europe in November and December. Then the virus would sweep from north to south through China before it arrives at Hong Kong. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436317/killer-fujian-flu-has-now-reached-hk-experts-warn
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rate for influenza in private clinics rose from 22.9 per 1,000 cases in June to 39.8 this month. Protection measures against flu include maintaining good ventilation and good environmental and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423012/health-department-warns-possible-flu-outbreak

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