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  1. News - China

    No new H7N9 cases in China for a week

    Posted May 21st 2013, 11:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began ... for their close collaboration with the WHO over H7N9. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each balloon for more information on individual patients infected: blue, patients infected with the H7N9 virus ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Faster test to detect H7N9 virus in Hong Kong chicken

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:07pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang A new test for the H7N9 virus on all live chicken sold in Hong Kong will be introduced this week, the health minister said on Monday morning. The test, which could come ... being sold to consumers, he said. "We have to make sure that chicken sickened by H7N9 will not be sold,” said Ko. “Once we find any chicken infected with H7N9, we will start culling.” ...

  3. News - China

    Death toll from new bird flu in China rises to 36

    Posted May 18th 2013, 11:55am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had already been identified in laboratories. Since May 8, there have been no new cases ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China media urge eating poultry despite bird flu

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s poultry industry lost 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) in the week after the H7N9 bird flu virus began infecting humans, state-run media said ... that poultry and eggs can be consumed if they are cooked thoroughly. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation has said H7N9 shows “affinity” to humans while causing “very mild ...

  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    World not ready for mass flu outbreak, says WHO

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00pm by AFP

    ... that H7N9 bird flu striking China could morph into a form that spreads easily among people. Keiji Fukuda told delegates at a WHO meeting that despite efforts since an outbreak of another form ... official data, H7N9 avian influenza has infected 130 people in China, and killed 35, since it was found in humans for the first time in March. It is one of a vast array of flu viruses carried ...

  6. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu not spreading between people, says WHO

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 11:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing There is no proof that the H7N9 bird flu virus is being transmitted between people in China, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, despite several members of a family falling ill in Shanghai. China announced just over a week ago that the virus had been found in humans for the first time, and the number of confirmed cases has since risen ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on the agenda for this year's assembly include the international response to the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China and the emergence of a new respiratory virus in Saudi Arabia.   Mainlanders ...



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