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City on guard against flu epidemic as peak season sets in

INFLUENZA activity remained stable in Shanghai as the city entered the peak season for respiratory diseases, Shanghai Health Bureau said today.

Local hospitals have not reported a single case of avian flu, SARS or pneumonia with an unknown cause. The incidence of influenza among adults and children is at the same level as in recent years.

Shanghai began to beef up efforts to prevent an outburst of respiratory diseases on November 15. A network of 31 medical institutions, nine poultry farms and 18 flu laboratories are monitoring the influenza activity and the spread of viruses by holiday travelers.

The health bureau requires local hospitals to tighten inspection of flu cases and asks schools to report to their district disease control center if any case with symptoms similar to that of avian flu or SARS is found.


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