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Influenza

Neurological complications follow jab

A 70-year-old developed neurological symptoms after being vaccinated against swine flu, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

Saturday, 3 April, 2010, 12:00am

Seasonal peak flu alert issued

The Centre for Health Protection urged the public to take precautionary measures against seasonal flu, which consists mainly of swine flu and influenza B. It said the latest data showed an increasing number of flu samples, which signals that the city has entered the traditional seasonal flu peak.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Thursday Think tank

1 Shoe thrown at Henry Tang Ying-yen at youth summit ... Yes, our misdirected youngsters really need to improve their aim

2 ESF fees to go up again ... You know what this means? It's either a shoebox apartment or an education for junior

3 Pay cut proposed for new civil servant recruits ... how about starting with the next round of political appointees

11 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Nearly 300 more attend clinics

The number of patients attending designated flu clinics rose from 410 two weeks ago to 704 last week. The number of institutional outbreaks between February 28 and March 3 was 23, compared with just three in the two weeks between February 14 and 27. Some 55.1 of every 1,000 private-doctor consultations were related to flu last week, an increase from 42.8 per cent two weeks ago.

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Chicken imports to stay at 7,000 a day

Daily imports of live chickens from the mainland will remain at 7,000 before the Lunar New Year. The Food and Health Bureau says it understands the request of poultry traders for an increase in the quota but it has to consider the threat of bird flu. It estimates that the supply will meet public needs because about 268,000 live chickens are also available from local farms.

6 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Informed advice needed on swine flu inoculations

Public confidence in the government's swine flu vaccination programme has been shaken. Media speculation over two stillbirths and a death in Hong Kong, and hundreds of adverse reactions in Taiwan linked to vaccines, have led to plummeting rates of inoculation. Officials warn that unless people in vulnerable groups get shots, an expected second wave of infections could prove severe.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Youngster feared to have syndrome is cleared

16 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Take measures to flight the flu

The government has launched many measures to fight the flu. We as students can also do our part.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am