17 Feb '11, 3pm

Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

The latest cases come a year-and-a-half after an outbreak of the disease killed 80 people in the city. -- PHOTO: AFP HONG KONG - AT LEAST 12 people have died from swine flu in Hong Kong in less than a month, the territory's health authority said on Thursday, after the latest death from the disease. A spokesman for the health authority said one elderly person had died of confirmed swine flu, while another had died of influenza type A, of which swine flu is a sub-type. An increase in swine flu cases caused densely populated Hong Kong to step up surveillance for the virus on January 24. Since then there have been at least 12 swine flu deaths, while another two people have died from type A flu, with the sub-type not yet confirmed, the spokeswoman told AFP. 'We want to make the public alert to the seriousness' of the situation, she said. The latest cases come a year-and-a-half ...

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Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

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