Hong Kong schools close amid flu fears
Update from ABC News ..."Since March 6, health officials have recorded nine flu outbreaks,mostly at schools, affecting 532 people in the territory of nearly 7 million"
also, NP's amyjudd reports
All kindergartens and junior schools in Hong Kong have closed early for their Easter holiday, after a flu-like illness killed three children.
The Education Bureau described the move as a "precautionary measure".
More than 30 students from one school have showed flu-like symptoms and three children have died from apparently similar illnesses in recent weeks.
Experts are investigating a link to either bird flu or Sars, a respiratory disease that hit Hong Kong in 2003.
Just when you thought flu season was over....
I went by the local hospital yesterday and asked them why they were extending the period for flu vaccinations. Normally flu season is over by the end of February, but this year, the CDC has extended the vaccination period to run through the end of March.
[cue spooky music]