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Monday, February 21, 2011

Three more H1N1 flu deaths in Hong Kong

Via The Straits Times :

" HONG KONG : THREE more people in Hong Kong have died from swine flu, bringing the death toll to at least 17 in the past month, the territory's health authority said on Monday.
Health officials have stepped up surveillance on the virulent strain of influenza since late last month amid concerns about more deaths in the teeming metropolis of seven million.

The latest three victims, who died last week, were a 64-year-old woman and two men aged 71 and 83, and come a year-and-a-half after an outbreak of the disease killed 80 people in the city. 'We are currently at the peak of the flu season,' York Chow, the city's Secretary for Food and Health, told reporters on Sunday. "

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