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Influenza

Parents warned of bird flu risk

Parents should keep young children out of wet markets, a doctor warned yesterday, as officials confirmed a two-year-old boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangzhou nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition worsening in the last 24 hours.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Parents warned of bird flu risk

Parents should keep young children out of wet markets, a doctor warned yesterday, as officials confirmed a two-year-old boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangzhou nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition worsening in the last 24 hours.

The Centre for Health Protection revealed the boy had visited a wet market selling live poultry in Guangzhou in May.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Guangdong boy in Hong Kong has bird flu

Hospitals have been put on serious alert after a boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong was confirmed to have caught bird flu.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Too dangerous to publish?

Some say it's a nightmare scenario out of the old movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman or the newer Contagion by Steven Soderberg: a pandemic caused by the accidental release of a man-made strain of lethal H5N1 bird flu virus.

Could such a disaster happen in real life?

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Briefs

Bad day for theme parks as rides come to a halt

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Probe as scarlet fever kills girl

The Department of Health has launched an investigation after the death of a 14-year-old girl from scarlet fever yesterday. This follows a 10-fold increase last year in the number of children struck down by the potentially fatal bacteria.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I won't be involved in politics anymore

Former Myanmese prime minister Khin Nyunt, who was released from house arrest

It's like searching for a needle at the bottom of the Pacific

Researcher Paul Zhou on the discovery of an antibody that may neutralise all forms of H5N1 bird flu virus (pictured)

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The best way to keep viruses at bay

Infectious diseases, as Hong Kong well knows, are not to be taken lightly. The city's crowded conditions and attractiveness for travel, tourism and business mean that viruses can easily take hold and spread rapidly. We have learned that vigilance, transparency, a questioning media and unambiguous preventative measures are the best way to keep viruses at bay.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chickens culled after H5N1 find

The early birds were lucky, the rest missed out.

Hongkongers quickly snapped up the few live chickens remaining on market stalls yesterday after the government halted supplies from wholesalers and ordered a cull following the discovery of deadly H5N1 bird flu in a dead chicken on Tuesday.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am