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Hong Kong Being Hit Hard by the Flu

Posted: 01/30/2015 9:30 am

hong kong fluFlu season is hitting Hong Kong particularly hard this year, and medical experts warn that the situation is only going to get worse.

The Hong Kong Health Department announced that there have been 122 serious cases of the flu in the City this year, of which 64 people have died. Of the 122 cases, 56 were elderly, and nine were young children.

Public anxiety over communicable diseases has risen as avian flu continues to spread across Guangdong. Since mid January, 14 new cases of avian flu have been diagnosed, totalling 20 new cases in 2015.

Doctors admit that they expect more flu cases before the season ends, and urge residents to get the flu vaccine.


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