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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510068/worrying-symptoms
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497319/plan-stock-single-flu-medicine-challenged
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639949/brief
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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