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  1. Efforts to prevent spread of swine flu have not been futile

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that every year, seasonal influenza leads to the hospitalisation of one in 100 children in the first two years of life and kills one in 1,000 persons over the age of 65. Seasonal influenza is therefore a common disease but not a trivial one. Its impact goes largely unremarked because the complications of influenza (for example, pneumonia, exacerbation of chest infections, febrile fits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702089/efforts-prevent-spread-swine-flu-have-not-been-futile
  2. Health chief cautions against panic as bird-flu alarm grows

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez WHO official says current virus is more contagious than one in 1997 Hong Kong's health chief cautioned the public against panic last night after a senior World Health Organisation official warned of a new bird-flu pandemic. The city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490173/health-chief-cautions-against-panic-bird-flu-alarm-grows
  3. Outbreak of bird flu in Vietnam 'worrying'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The bird flu virus that has killed nine people in Vietnam in the past three weeks is 'extremely worrying', University of Hong Kong virologists said yesterday. Robert Webster and Malik Peiris, professors in the microbiology depar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487040/outbreak-bird-flu-vietnam-worrying
  4. Doctors warn of increase in flu cases

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Doctors are urging extra vigilance against the flu after seeing a recent increase in patients with symptoms. 'In the past few days it seems there are more fever patients. I have spoken to some GPs and I was told the number of fever p ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486907/doctors-warn-increase-flu-cases
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. No room for complacency

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez No government is well enough prepared for a flu pandemic, not even Hong Kong's, influenza experts said as they urged authorities in East Asia to take more action. At the end of a two-day meeting in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza hammered out a consensus statement encouraging all countries in the region to continue working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519927/no-room-complacency
  10. News - China

    China bans Arkansas poultry after mild bird flu strain

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 09:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago China has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from the state of Arkansas after a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found in the state in June, US ... positive for the H7N7 low-pathogen avian flu, a state poultry official said at the time. The flock was humanly euthanised and buried and the eggs they produced were destroyed. The influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293277/china-bans-arkansas-poultry-after-mild-bird-flu-strain

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