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  1. 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 ...

  2. Plan to stock up on single flu medicine challenged

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Selected drug shows no advantage over alternative remedy, says medical expert Questions were raised yesterday on plans to spend millions of dollars to stockpile a single drug to be used in the event of a flu pandemic. Hong Kong has alread ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    As Hong Kong's flu seasons looms... 10 tips to avoid catching a cold

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:37pm by David Wilson

    ... hours to sustain the benefit. Try flower power Part of the daisy family, echinacea is one of the most popular treatments for colds and influenza. According to Mitchell, echinacea boosts ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds more infectious germ samples found at lab near Washington

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... biological agents such as dengue, influenza, Q fever and rickettsia," said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday. The boxes were discovered in the same cold-storage area ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tests confirm flu case The Centre for Health Protection said tests confirmed a 10-year-old girl suffering myocarditis and flu-like symptoms had influenza A. The girl developed symptoms on May 27 and was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital the next day. She was in stable condition last night. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Swine flu kills 21 but outbreak unlikely to be as deadly this year

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Swine flu has killed at least 21 people this year on the mainland, where it has become the predominant strain of the virus. Still, it is unlikely to have the same impact as in 2009, when more than 600 people died, the Chinese Centre for Dis ...




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