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    Flu Outbreak Hit Hong Kong, 121 Dead and 224 Severe Cases


    HONG KONG, NNC - Hong Kong authorities, wrestling with seasonal flu epidemics, have decided to close all kindergartens and elementary schools since Thursday, just days before the Lunar New Year holiday, to control the spread of the disease.

    On Monday, the seasonal flu killed 121 people, including two children, since the start of the year, according to the Health Department, which recorded 224 severe cases during that period.

    The number of deaths and severe sufferers in the first three weeks of the season exceeds the past three months, according to statistics from the Center for Health Protection...
    On Monday, the seasonal flu killed 121 people, including two children, since the start of the year, according to the Health Department, which recorded 224 severe cases during that period.
    Last edited by tetano; February 28th, 2018, 04:41 AM.
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    Flu claims six lives in one day, death toll reaches 271

    Six more people died from influenza in Hong Kong on Monday, bringing the death toll to 271 since the beginning of this year. The Center for Health Protection recorded eight adult flu patients as serious cases on Monday, Oriental Daily reported, adding that 452 serious cases have been recorded so far this year.
    On the first day that schools reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday, two kindergartens recorded flu outbreaks, with eight children affected.
    So far, 13 of 15 children diagnosed as serious flu cases have been discharged from hospitals. Two children died from the influenza B virus.

    On Monday, 6,069 patients required emergency service in public hospitals. The inpatient bed occupancy rate among all public hospitals reached 115%, while United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong was the worst in bed supply.

    http://www.atimes.com/article/flu-cl...l-reaches-271/

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      Boy in critical condition with influenza A infection

      A 10-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital with influenza A, which has killed 315 in Hong Kong since the start of this year. The Center for Health Protection, which diagnosed the influenza A infection in the boy, said his case was complicated because he also had encephalopathy.

      http://www.atimes.com/article/boy-cr...nza-infection/

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        Flu kills 12 in three days with 19 severe cases also reported

        Twelve people have died from influenza in Hong Kong in three days, bringing the death toll to 336 so far this year. From March 9 to 11, the Center for Health Protection reported 17 adults and two children with severe cases of influenza, the Oriental Daily reported, adding that 541 severe cases have been recorded so far this year.
        Flu outbreaks in local schools have been continuing and from March 4 to 10, a total of 44 kindergartens and primary schools recorded flu outbreaks, twice the number of the previous week.

        http://menafn.com/1096582723/Flu-kil...-also-reported

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          Four-year-old girl seriously ill with flu as number of Hong Kong school outbreaks surges

          The girl, who had a good previous health record, tested positive for influenza A, a spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection said. She had not been vaccinated against flu, and had had a fever, a cough and a runny nose since Tuesday. She went into convulsions on Thursday before being admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan.
          In the week ending March 10, there were 44 flu outbreaks at kindergartens and primary schools, three times more than the 13 of the previous week, the centre said in its latest flu surveillance report.
          A kindergarten in Tsing Yi reported an influenza B outbreak on Thursday, affecting 20 students.
          The centre urged parents to keep sick children out of school.

          http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/h...lu-number-hong

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