This website is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated. For updated information on the 2010-2011 flu season, see the Centre for Health Protection website.
CE Donald Tsang (Left) and SFH York Chow (Right)
Hong Kong is vigilant and prepared The SAR Government remains on high alert in the battle against human swine flu. Hong Kong's experience with SARS and avian influenza has provided us with a robust alert, detection and response mechanism for new, emerging diseases and other health threats. We are taking prompt and comprehensive action to ensure that residents are kept fully informed about the latest influenza situation, and ways to help prevent its spread in the community when infections are detected. We urge all members of the community to remain vigilant and prepared, and to work with the government to maximise our chances in the fight against human swine influenza.
Swine flu - the facts
Human Swine Influenza (HSI) is caused by the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. The symptoms of HSI are usually similar to those of human seasonal influenza.
Healthy living tips Adopting a healthy lifestyle can reduce the chances of falling ill, or developing chronic disease. Now, with a new influenza threat emerging, it is even more important to adopt some easy-to-follow healthy living guidelines to reduce the chances of you or your family falling ill.