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  1. News - China

    Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:17pm by AFP

    ... dangerous, they said. “Our report highlights the continuous need for preparedness for a pandemic of unpredictable and complex avian influenza,” they warned. Writing in The Lancet, a team led ... that the cause was a local strain of H6N1 influenza virus, the team reported. H6N1 is a subtype of flu found among wild birds and domestic poultry on many continents. In Taiwan, though, a unique genetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1355837/taiwan-doctors-urge-vigilance-over-new-bird-flu-virus
  2. 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
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737948/swine-flu-kills-21-outbreak-unlikely-be-deadly-year
  4. 3 doctors saw man who later died of flu virus

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy PCCW technician Lui Kwan-hang was examined by three doctors when he complained of feeling unwell- they all told him he had minor flu symptoms, prescribed medication and sent him home. But the 20-year-old later collapsed and was two weeks in a co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731583/3-doctors-saw-man-who-later-died-flu-virus
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... with the virus in the past. As regards to the winter peak for seasonal influenza, Ko said the number of people infected had already surpassed city saw more flu infections this year than each of the past two years. The H1N1 swine flu remained the dominant influenza virus in the city, he said. He believed the peak period would last at least two more months and urged the public to receive a flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  6. No room for complacency in Asia's war on virus

    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/519926/no-room-complacency-asias-war-virus
  7. Chicken abattoir shelved

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Thirteen years after it was first touted as an essential measure to protect the city from potentially fatal bird flu, the idea of a central slaughterhouse for chickens has been shelved. The Executive Council approved the decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716673/chicken-abattoir-shelved
  8. City-wide drill to test readiness for a flu pandemic

    Posted Sep 21st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... influenza vaccine achieved a high immune response at the lowest dose of H5N1 antigen reported to date. The company said: 'Once fully developed, this vaccine should give Sanofi pasteur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608701/city-wide-drill-test-readiness-flu-pandemic
  9. Shutting schools conquered swine flu

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the spread of the disease, a study has found. Between May and September 2009, 25,473 cases of influenza A (H5N1) were reported, forcing the closure of all kindergartens, primary schools and special ... 'School-age children are usually the main transmitters of human influenza as a result of their high contact intensity with peers,' the study, published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014233/shutting-schools-conquered-swine-flu
  10. Efforts stepped up following death

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Hong Kong government has stepped up efforts to guard against bird flu after the death of a woman with H5N1 in Shanwei, Guangdong, yesterday. Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Health Department's Centre for Health Protection, said t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627643/efforts-stepped-following-death

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