22 Jan '11, 10am

H1N1 flu puts 2 in intensive care unit in HK: HONG KONG - TWO people were in a critical con...

HONG KONG - TWO people were in a critical condition in a Hong Kong hospital suffering from H1N1 flu, health officials said on Friday. The cases came a year and a half after an outbreak in the city that killed more than 80 people. The Chinese financial centre is nervous about infectious diseases, following the outbreak in 2003 of the SARS virus, which killed 300 people in the city and a further 500 around the world. 'A 21-year-old female is in a critical condition after contracting H1N1 flu', said a spokesman for Hong Kong's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The woman, from the Chinese mainland, was admitted to hospital on Jan 11 and transferred to the intensive care unit on Tuesday, the spokesman said, adding that she could not confirm if the woman had been infected outside the city. Also on Tuesday, a two-year-old girl was placed in the hospital's intensive care unit suffering fr...

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