Coping with the flu season: Are we well prepared?

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan, Wing Fu Lai

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Abstract

Seasonal flu grips the public's attention periodically every year, resulting in severe losses in public health and in the economy. The devastating effect of flu was recently demonstrated in Hong Kong, where flu caused the deaths of 3 children and the suspension of classes at one elementary school. To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, can nursing care providers do anything better? This article will revisit the experiences of Hong Kong in the past two years of flu season, and highlight major issues that are worth noting by nurses in order to proactively prepare for a future flu pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Issues in Chinese Contexts
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages57-61
Number of pages5
Volume5
ISBN (Electronic)9781536112238
ISBN (Print)9781608767236
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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