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Influenza

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.

Sunday, 5 February, 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