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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mutation increases risk of infections

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... A pattern of genetic mutation has been found in avian flu that leads to a higher possibility of infections and diseases in humans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644774/mutation-increases-risk-infections
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Live poultry sale curbs in store for more Pearl River Delta cities

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 01:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... in nearly a third of its wet markets and substituted central slaughtering as part of a pilot scheme from May after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the H7N9 bird flu virus in April. Shenzhen and Foshan followed in July. The H7N9 virus was first reported in people on the mainland in March 2013, with the death of two men in Shanghai.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1633047/live-poultry-sale-curbs-store-more-pearl-river-delta-cities
  3. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Barbecue ends badly; official sacked after wife reveals his dirty secrets online

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:30am by Staff Reporters

    ... There were no witnesses but no one was hurt in the incidents. H7N9 case in Nanjing A 58-year-old woman in Nanjing was confirmed on Sunday to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus, the first case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1632015/barbecue-ends-badly-official-sacked-after-wife-reveals-his-dirty
  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Another actor arrested for drugs in Beijing; live maggots found in man

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:51am by He Huifeng

    ... reports. Shanghai began its seasonal halt of live poultry sales last year, in a bid to stop the spread of H7N9 virus. Sichuan Filial piety museum A museum dedicated to filial piety, the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1631431/another-actor-arrested-drugs-beijing-live-maggots-found-man
  5. News - Hong Kong - Ebola virus

    Legacy of Sars leaves Hong Kong better prepared for Ebola fight

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 10:58am by AFP

    ... outbreak, accused of covering up reported infections. But Peiris said Chinese authorities learned from Sars that transparency is key when it comes to a public health scare. In the wake of the H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630457/legacy-sars-leaves-hong-kong-better-prepared-ebola-fight
  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Mainland poultry may be back on menu for festival

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Ernest Kao, E MILY TSANG

    ... 12,000 bred locally. Imports were suspended- initially for four months- at the end of a three-week ban on live chicken sales, which was prompted by the discovery of the H7N9 bird-flu virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583954/mainland-poultry-may-be-back-menu-festival
  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... The ban will also cover the Luohu, Yantian and Nanshan districts but no dates have been set for this. According to the provincial health department, there have been 109 cases of H7N9 bird flu ... after Zhong Nanshan, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a leading figure during the Sars epidemic in 2003, said the key to containing H7N9 was controlling live poultry markets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552363/shenzhen-makes-half-hearted-start-trial-ban-live-poultry
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... to "alert" as the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has eased. The serious level- second on a three-level scale of which the top rank is "emergency"- had been in place since December when the first human infection was confirmed in Hong Kong. Since then, Hong Kong has had 10 H7N9 cases, all resulting from infection on the mainland. "Since April 13 this year, Hong Kong has recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530983/bird-flu-threat-has-eased-says-health-chief
  9. Business - China Business - RESTAURANTS

    Fast-food chains reinvent themselves as Chinese tastes evolve

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:49am by Celine Sun

    ... with excessive antibiotics. Then an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu on the mainland set panic among chicken consumers. This resulted in a 15 per cent drop in KFC China's same-store sales for last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1556072/fast-food-chains-reinvent-themselves-chinese-tastes-evolve
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Lo Wei Guangzhou begins live poultry ban Guangzhou suspended sales of live poultry at nearly a third of its wet markets yesterday as it began a four-month pilot scheme. The move was instigated after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. Upon conclusion of the trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry

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