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.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)