Seasonal Influenza

Seasonal influenza is a common respiratory tract infection caused by human seasonal influenza viruses. It is totally different from avian influenza and influenza pandemic. In Hong Kong, seasonal influenza is usually more common in periods from January to March/April...

Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking   Benefits of quitting Quit smoking now and you will see the benefits! By quitting smoking, you can: Reduce the risk of suffering from fatal diseases caused by smoking Save money from buying cigarettes Protect your family against hazards of...

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Causative agent Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common disease in children caused by enteroviruses such as coxsackieviruses and enterovirus 71 (EV71). HFMD caused by EV71 is of particular concern as it is more likely associated with severe complications (such...

Seasonal Influenza

Causative agents Seasonal influenza is an acute illness of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. It is usually more common in periods from January to March and from July to August in Hong Kong. Three types of seasonal influenza viruses are recognised to...

Dengue Fever

Causative agent Dengue fever is an acute mosquito-borne infection caused by the dengue viruses. This is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. For instance, dengue fever is an endemic illness in many countries in South East Asia. The dengue...