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Flu

Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu

Flu patients may be able to fight the virus on their own, with a little help from an immunity booster that scientists around the world are researching. It's a promising trend in infectious disease control - medication that helps the immune system fight viruses, instead of traditional drugs that kill viruses directly.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 3:57am

New York declares flu emergency

New York’s governor has declared a health emergency over a flu epidemic that has hit more than 19,000 people, and in an exceptional measure cleared pharmacists to immunize infants and children.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Deadly flu epidemic sweeps dozens of US states

The United States is in the grip of a deadly influenza outbreak that has hit harder and earlier than in previous years, and has claimed the lives of at least 18 children.

12 Jan 2013 - 3:57am

Subsidy for child flu shots will rise to HK$130

Parents will get a bigger subsidy to give their children the flu vaccine when this year's vaccination scheme begins next month, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:46pm

Flu kills 36 in 2 weeks, more than last winter

Influenza has killed 36 people in the last two weeks, more than the total number of deaths in last year's winter flu season, Centre for Health Protection figures show.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Girl critical with rare flu strain

A four-year-old girl infected with a potentially fatal strain of influenza was in a critical condition yesterday as the flu continues to overshadow the spring season.

The girl, who has not travelled out of the city recently, was confirmed to have contracted influenza B.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Flu vaccine no shot in the dark

The impending winter brings with it the influenza season, and this year, the Health Department is stepping up its vaccination drive.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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