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Hong Kong under WHO spotlight after flu outbreak

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:308
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The World Health Organization is monitoring an outbreak of influenza in Hong Kong after it occurred in two homes for elderly people and two hostels for people with learning difficulties. A total of 31 people were admitted to hospital, including two who were admitted to intensive care. By 1 August, six were still in hospital in a stable condition.

    Freshly slaughtered chicken increases the risk of infection

    Credit: ANAT GIVON/AP

    Initial fears that it might be another outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have, however, proved unfounded. The Hong Kong government's …

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