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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. HK plays down threat of virus from pigs

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Hong Kong's Influenza Research Centre, said countries being ravaged by the H5N1 bird flu could learn from the Hong Kong experience. 'Hong Kong was the testing ground for bird flu. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441474/hk-plays-down-threat-virus-pigs
  6. Disinfectant line is village's defence

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Wuxue, Hubei A bucket of disinfectant, a plastic scoop and a handful of policemen are the only defences between a confirmed bird flu outbreak in Zhangling village and the rest of Hubei province. The tiny village is about a three-hour drive f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442939/disinfectant-line-villages-defence
  7. Vaccine for bird flu may be available in few weeks

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Carrie Chan University of Hong Kong virologists believe a WHO-approved vaccine against the bird flu that has claimed at least four lives in Vietnam may be available sooner than expected. While one virologist said the H5N1 human vaccin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441813/vaccine-bird-flu-may-be-available-few-weeks
  8. 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
  9. True scale of flu deaths dwarfs reported cases

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Study finds the virus kills 250 times more often than thought Deaths from influenza are under-reported by about 250 times, University of Hong Kong scientists said ... influenza may not be recognised in reported causes of death,' said Wong Chit-ming, associate professor of the university's department of community medicine. All previous studies were done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488247/true-scale-flu-deaths-dwarfs-reported-cases
  10. Take your colds to doctors, not emergency wards: health chief

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... in the number of influenza cases. Hospital Authority figures showed the average number of visitors to emergency wards last week was 6,336 per day, representing an increase of nearly 20 per cent over February 14 to 20. Consultations for influenza-like illnesses at general outpatient clinics soared from 5.5 to 9.8 per 1,000 cases from the first to the second week of March, while those at private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/493998/take-your-colds-doctors-not-emergency-wards-health-chief

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