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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China bird flu deaths reach 72 this year, says government

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 01:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A total of 72 people died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in China in the first two months of this year, government figures showed, far more than in the whole of last year. China reported 41 deaths and 99 cases of H7N9 avian influenza in February alone, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in monthly figures for infectious ...

  5. WHO hardens pandemic warning

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'Twenty-five to 30 per cent [of the world's more than 6 billion people] will be affected. This is the assumption based on the geographic situation today and the histories of influenza in the past.' Klaus Stohr, head of the WHO's global influenza programme, whose estimates of 2 million to 7 million deaths caused ripples, said both history and the way H5N1 had behaved were reasons ...

  6. Worrying symptoms

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Lara Tabac

    ... Lara Tabac Physical Muscle tension, backache, headaches, exhaustion, upset stomach, ulcers, hair loss, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pains, sweaty palms, skin problems, jaw pain, reproductive problems, feeling rundown and getting more co ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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