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Irish Born Chinese

Doctors now know what is the Dangerous flu

Created Wednesday, 19th March 2003, 12:00 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

Since this is big news (apart from the Iraq war) from the Far East at the moment. It is good to hear that the doctors over there have found out what strain this flu is. It is part of the family of strains that caused measles and mumps. HK doctors 'identify killer disease’ (from BCC News Online).
I was talking to my step-grandad and he says it is quite a worry over there. Especially now one of the main hospitals are closed off in Shatin, and people are wearing masks. To Hong Kong people at the moment, this is scarier than war, when I commented on the war to my step-grandad. But it is good to hear that progress is being made to find a cure (well, looks like they are on the right track). Just thought I make a blog entry on this since I find myself lucky that all this happened after I came back from HK (although I might not catch the flu anyway). More is the worry for my brother who is planning to go back to HK in early June.