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Chickens culled after H5N1 find

The early birds were lucky, the rest missed out.

Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am


Virus by James Rose Random Ax Media (e-book)

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Atishoo, atishoo, we all fall down

OK, give me all your germs!' Steven Soderbergh jokes after arriving for his press duties. But as his new film Contagion shows, the spread of a deadly pandemic is no laughing matter. Particularly when it starts in Hong Kong.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The infection of fear

Since the Black Death ravaged most of Europe in the mid-14th century, people have been on alert for its return. Every outbreak of infectious disease gives rise to the inevitable question: Is this the one? In today's ultra-cosmopolitan world, a global outbreak would devastate every aspect of society.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

New strain of influenza is not to be sneezed at

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK flu story takes turn for the better

Hong Kong suffered the first major outbreak of bird flu among humans in 1997 and in 2009 famously quarantined more than 300 guests and staff in a hotel for a week during the initial global panic about swine flu after the city's first case was discovered there. It would be ironic therefore if it is also remembered for pioneering research that led to the most effective cure yet for influenza.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Vigilance always the best defence

The respite from childhood epidemics has ended after a relatively mild flu season compared with some recent years. Families and schools are now coping with a major summer outbreak of scarlet fever. Parents will not relish the prospect of having to remain vigilant and quarantine victims during the school holidays.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

No clues to record rise in cases of scarlet fever

The number of cases of a highly contagious and potentially fatal childhood disease has hit the highest level since records began and experts have no idea why.

A total of 272 scarlet fever cases have been reported so far this year, including one in which a seven-year-old girl died on May 29 - the first fatal case in five years.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am