17 Feb '11, 6pm

Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

HONG KONG: At least 12 people have died from Influenza A -- more popularly known as "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 spokeswoman for the health authority confirmed that one elderly person had died of "swine flu" while another had died of influenza type A, of which swine flu is a sub-type. An increase in Influenza A cases caused densely populated Hong Kong to step up surveillance for the virus on January 24. Since then there have been at least 14 Influenza A-related deaths, 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 after an outbreak of the disease killed 80 people in the city. The southern Chinese financial centre, home to seven million people, is particularly ...

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