Swine Influenza

Shutting schools conquered swine flu

More than half of the victims of a swine flu pandemic three years ago were school children and school closures proved to be a practical way to slow the spread of the disease, a study has found.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

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

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

Pandemic the main worry

More people are concerned about the possibility of a flu pandemic than a bird flu outbreak, and almost all workers feel they cannot rely on employers for help in the event of either crisis, a survey has found.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am