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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Poultry farms likely H7N9 source, study finds A joint study by the World Health Organisation and the central government said poultry farms might be the source of the H7N9 ... and Family Planning Commission yesterday. The report said H7N9 had a higher potential for human-to-human transmission than any other known bird-flu virus, but added that there was no evidence ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 04:21pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com City tells residents to cull their domestic animals by Tuesday to stem spread of H7N9 as five more bird flu cases are confirmed Residents of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta. ...

  3. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China reports another H7N9 death as WHO calls flu 'one of the most lethal'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:53am by AFP, Emily Tsang

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing and Emily Tsang The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 27, state media said yesterday after a man died in Hunan province. Neighbouring ... to trigger a pandemic. The World Health Organisation has said there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission but warned that H7N9 is one of the most lethal viruses. View H7N9 map in a larger map ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Step up bird flu tests on chickens, Hong Kong health expert urges

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Mimi Lau

    ... Lo Wei and Mimi Lau With rising risk of infection, health centre urges more checks on local poultry farms Step up H7N9 tests, government doctors say The Hong Kong government 's Centre for Health Protection yesterday recommended that tests for H7N9 bird flu on locally raised chickens be stepped up, with its experts seeing a rising risk of human infection. Blood tests for H5 bird ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Organisation to investigate the outbreak. Cages, vehicles and personnel handling birds were likely to be taking the H7N9 virus with them as they moved around, spreading the disease to many provinces, ... behind the H5N1 outbreak in Hong Kong. Peiris said such traffic was likely to be "one important risk factor" in how the new virus is spreading. Since H7N9 was first identified on March ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A seven-year-old Beijing girl was confirmed as having H7N9 bird flu yesterday- the first time it has been found beyond Shanghai and neighbouring provinces. ... wife died of H7N9 was diagnosed with the virus 10 days after her death. The couple's home was close to a poultry farm, Xinhua reported yesterday. It quoted experts as saying ...

  7. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Three new cases bring China's H7N9 tally to 21, with 6 dead

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, He Huifeng

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, He Huifeng in Hangzhou and Lo Wei Declare any infectious illness within two hours, schools told, and fanciers must not fly pigeons Stepped-up fight against H7N9 as 3 more infected The mainland reported three more cases of H7N9 yesterday- two in Shanghai and one in Anhui- amid heightened measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The cases in Shanghai were ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Reduce H7N9 human fatalities, Premier Li Keqiang tells health officials

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, JOLIE HO

    ... urged health officials yesterday to reduce the fatality rate of the H7N9 bird flu and release information to the public in a timely manner as the deadly strain spreads in southern China. His ... caused by the H7N9 bird flu strain occurred in February but were not reported by authorities until late March. Officials said the delayed disclosure was due to the time needed to determine ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Fears in Hong Kong and Guangdong as H7N9 virus hits Hunan

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 08:08pm by Mimi Lau

    ... woman from Shaoyang in Hunan province was diagnosed with H7N9 bird flu yesterday, sparking fears that the virus might soon emerge in Guangdong and Hong Kong. The provincial health department ... was also diagnosed with the H7N9 strain yesterday. China National Radio said the latest cases raised the number of people infected with the virus to 121, of whom 23 have died. Cases in the past ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 human transmission possible but 'highly sporadic', says health expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com China’s top health authority is not ruling out the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the new H7N9 bird flu virus strain. Although the virus does ... found in Shanghai, which involved a father and son, and a husband and wife. As of Thursday, 11 new H7N9 infections have been reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 82. ...




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