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#Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17 (@CDCgov, edited)

Title : #Update: Increase in #Human #Infections with #Avian #Influenza #H7N9 Viruses During the 5th #Epidemic — #China, Oct. ‘16–Aug. 7 ‘17....

17 Jul 2017

Severe [seasonal] #flu could hit #HK for months, doctors warn (RTHK, Jul 17 ‘17)


Title: Severe [seasonal] #flu could hit #HK for months, doctors warn.

Subject: Human Influenza Viruses, H3N2 subtype, severe seasonal epidemic in HK (and southern China).

Source: RTHK, full page: (LINK).

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Severe flu could hit HK for months, doctors warn

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2017-07-17 HKT 18:36

Health authorities said on Monday that an unexpectedly "early and severe" summer flu season may last for another two or three months.

The warning came as accident and emergency departments and medical wards at all public hospitals were buckling under the pressure of a surge in patient numbers due to flu cases.

The Controller of the Centre for Health Protection, Dr Wong Ka-hing, said laboratory tests have shown that the most prevalent flu strain circulating in the community at this time is the H3 strain.

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Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Seasonal Influenza; H3N2.

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