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  1. Flu cases prompt new look at vaccine

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... chicken on its feet,' he said. The government had visited all 30 chicken farms across the city and so far, there were no reports of suspected outbreaks of avian flu. ... of the virus in a dead bird found in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market, scientists at the University of Hong Kong are analysing DNA samples from the dead chicken and live birds ...

  2. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mutations away from a pandemic virus. For years, we've been haunted by the spectre of bird flu, which was first known to kill humans here in Hong Kong, in 1997. That spring, 4,500 chickens died ... may carry flu viruses linked to those that threaten people. He led researchers who found bird flu in poultry markets and over a million chickens were slaughtered, supposedly halting the onset ...

  3. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Fears of a new bird flu outbreak were temporarily put to ease yesterday after all samples of chickens from wholesale markets and local farms were found ... said it remained uncertain whether the dead chicken found in the Cheung Shan Wan market carrying H5N1 was from the mainland or if it had been infected by wild birds. Chow said the government ...

  4. Live chickens must be banned at markets, academic warns as vaccine loses efficacy

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The bird flu vaccine used for local chickens is gradually losing its effectiveness, and total failure is not too far away, a leading microbiologist warned yesterday. ... chickens in markets before the vaccine becomes completely ineffective. The latest outbreak has already prompted a ban on overnight stocking of live chickens in markets, and the government also ...

  5. Farmers may cull chickens amid threat of bird flu

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Loretta Fong The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department may help chicken farmers to cull some of their livestock, amid fears that farms could get dangerously overcrowded. Some 5,600 chickens have been killed in wet markets to stop an outbreak of the H5N1 virus. A 21-day ban has been imposed on imports of live chickens from the mainland ...

  6. Bird flu found in chickens at HK market

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Poultry culled, movement of fowl halted after H5N1 find in Kowloon The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in chickens in Hong Kong for the first time in five years, prompting the closure of a market, the suspension of live-poultry imports and the culling of 2,700 chickens. Chicken farmers in the city were barred from selling live birds for 21 days. ...

  7. Chicken supplier DaChan Food to test investor appetite for IPOs

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong DaChan Food will have the distinction of being the first chicken meat supplier to go public in Hong Kong, but analysts fear there may be limited appetite for the offering. ... as much as HK$930 million. The company is the chicken meat supplier to global fast-food chains such as KFC on the mainland. It is also the largest processed chicken supplier in the country ...

  8. Deadly virus in chicken in lhasa

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Tibet has reported China's latest outbreak of H5N1 in poultry after it was found in a chicken that died at a Lhasa market on Thursday, the Ministry of Agriculture said yesterday. The wet market was closed and all poultry in it killed to avoid the possible spread of the virus. It was the second H5N1 case on the mainland in the past two weeks. A female farmer from ...

  9. Mai Po reserve closed after bird dies of virus

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... the spokesman said, adding there were no chicken farms within 3km of where the bird was found. He warned members of the public to observe good personal hygiene and avoid personal contact with wild birds ... and an imported chicken died of H5N1 within a three-week period. The grey heron is a frequent winter visitor to Hong Kong and is not a resident species. The AFCD would contact poultry farmers to remind ...

  10. Poultry traders cry foul at restriction on live imports

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... does not allow the full resumption of live chicken imports from the mainland. Steven Wong Wai-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Poultry Wholesale and Retailing Association, said it was difficult for the industry to do business as the government had restricted imports to 30,000 chickens daily- about a third the normal level. Mr Wong accused Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Yeoh Eng-kiong ...




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