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  1. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... Ada Lee and Emily Tsang Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9 A 65-year-old man who crossed into the city from the mainland has been confirmed to have the potentially fatal H7N9 bird flu virus- taking the number of cases in Hong Kong to eight, all of them contracted across the border. It comes just hours after Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said that an H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464820/h7n9-bird-flu-vaccine-can-be-ready-end-year-says-health-minister
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... researchers have developed a vaccine that may be the first in the world to offer a shield against many influenza viruses- including the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain- in one simple shot. The HKU team ... concern," HKU said in a statement. "This vaccine provides a promising strategy for universal protection against new and emerging influenza viruses." The H7N9 strain of bird flu first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462724/hku-team-hail-h7n9-flu-vaccine-breakthrough
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Flu toll rises amid concerns H7N9 has resistance to Tamiflu, Relenza

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Bloomberg

    ... The H7N9 bird flu virus claimed another life yesterday and five more people were confirmed to have contracted it. That brings to 38 the number of cases confirmed by mainland authorities ... was diagnosed with pneumonia on Tuesday, confirmed to be infected with H7N9 on Wednesday and died yesterday, Shanghai authorities said. An 83-year-old woman and 68-year-old man were also being treated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212541/toll-rises-amid-concerns-h7n9-has-some-resistance-tamiflu-relenza
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China reports three new H7N9 bird flu deaths, toll hits 25

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Three Chinese people have died of the H7N9 bird flu, the state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, adding to a spike in cases this year. Two men, aged 76 ... human H7N9 cases, including 25 deaths, according to a tally of reports by local authorities. By comparison last year there were 144 infections and 46 deaths, according to official figures. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420740/china-reports-three-new-h7n9-bird-flu-deaths
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Fourth case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China in 3 weeks

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui, Thomas Chan

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Thomas Chan Zhejiang woman critical as scientists say it is too early to predict whether major outbreak is likely Fourth case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in 3 weeks A new human case of H7N9 bird flu has been confirmed in Zhejiang province, the fourth on the mainland in three weeks, but scientists said it was too early to know whether they represented a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1349382/fourth-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-china-3-weeks
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 is most adapted bird flu for human-to-human transmission, say experts

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Researchers say interventions have curbed the virus, but it may rebound in winter The new H7N9 virus that has emerged on the mainland in recent months is more likely to be transmissible ... authorities and international influenza experts spent a week in Beijing and Shanghai in April. There were 132 cases of H7N9 human infections reported from February to May, a much higher rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1273364/h7n9-most-adapted-bird-flu-human-human-transmission-say-experts
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Police called after family defies H7N9 quarantine order

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:15am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man tries to lead wife and son out of hospital despite isolation order, but is discovered in time Police called after family defies H7N9 quarantine ... 50, and his wife were to be confined to one room, while their son, who was being treated for flu, would be confined in another room. All three had tested negative for H7N9 but the hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442074/police-called-after-family-defies-h7n9-quarantine-order
  9. 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
  10. News - China

    January worst month in China’s human H7N9 outbreak

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The H7N9 bird flu death toll hit 31 in mainland China in January, the government said on Monday A total of 31 people died from H7N9 bird flu in mainland China in January, the government announced on Monday, making it by far the worst month in the outbreak. There were a total of 127 confirmed human H7N9 cases in January, according to a statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425289/january-worst-month-chinas-human-h7n9-outbreak

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