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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... viruses that have arisen over the past decade. Some, like the H7N9 bird flu virus, have the potential to cause a global outbreak because influenza viruses constantly change and could spread ...

  2. New herbal tea remedy can kill swine flu virus, officials say

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Mainland researchers have developed a new type of herbal remedy that can slay the H1N1 virus, Beijing municipal authorities say. Dr Wang Chen, president of Chaoyang Hospital, said yesterday that the formula could reduce the average length of ...

  3. Boy had mutated 'Norway' virus

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A one-year-old boy in Hong Kong had suffered from the same mutated swine flu virus that was recently discovered and linked to two deaths in Norway, health authorities said. The virus was found in a respiratory specimen of the boy, who has since ...

  4. Summer flu season has arrived

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... look on the influenza surveillance systems in coming weeks.' No similar developments were detected in child-care centres, elderly homes and hospital discharges. Meanwhile, 18 Hong Kong ...

  5. Opening up

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Veterinary experts say the central government's recent commitment to openness is the reason why it has acknowledged cases of bird flu on the mainland for the first time. Poultry epidemics have occurred regularly throughout Chinese history- with many ...

  6. HK to scale back surveillance for swine flu cases

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Hong Kong is to scale back its swine flu surveillance programme after a Centre for Health Protection review showed the virus was milder than first thought. It is estimated that as many as half a million city residents have been infected with ...

  7. Hu orders swift preventive steps at all levels

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... symptoms of fever and cough in the middle of the month, but they had contracted type B influenza rather than swine flu, which is type A. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Warning over virus as two patients take a turn for the worse

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Two people have developed severe complications after contracting the swine flu virus, prompting a leading medical expert to issue a stern warning that it would be a 'clear mistake' if the government treated the new disea ...

  10. Super-virulent flu cannot survive if it kills too many of its hosts

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I used to believe notions that flu could rather magically mutate into a malevolent, super-lethal virus, as suggested by various people including J. C. Lawrence ('Flu real threat', July 7), and that it would then rampage around the world, killing ...




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