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Friday, February 18, 2011

Hong Kong : No mutation but H1N1 virus to linger till March

Via The Standard, excerpt :

" There are no signs the human swine flu (H1N1) virus has mutated but the flu peak season will continue until mid-March, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said.

This came as the 11th case of a Tamiflu- resistant strain of the virus was confirmed in a four-year-old girl treated at Canossa Hospital on February 7. She did not require hospitalization and has since recovered.

Meanwhile, two more deaths brought to 14 the number of fatalities so far this year.

The deaths reported yesterday were that of a 72-year-old woman at Tuen Mun Hospital and an 84-year-old man at Queen Elizabeth Hospital."

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