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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Disease expert warns of bird flu outbreak as winter approaches

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by Emily Tsang

    ... the deadly H7N9 bird flu as it was "unpredictable" and could cause an outbreak in winter. Chinese Academy of Sciences fellow Dr Zhong Nanshan said Hong Kong should maintain its current ... peak season, Zhong said it was hard to predict if there would be more cases in the coming months or whether the virus had mutated. There have so far been 135 H7N9 cases on the mainland, with 35 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the best defence against bird flu

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stricken, 45 have died. That is a fatality rate half a dozen times more than that for common seasonal flu. H7N9 has caused more human infections in a shorter period than any other bird flu. It has ... "not gained the ability for efficient sustained transmission from person to person". We cannot be complacent, though. Flu viruses are constantly changing and health experts predict H7N9 ...

  3. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Four more die of bird flu in China, pushing toll to 31

    Posted May 07th 2013, 01:58pm by Mimi Lau and Reuters

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Reuters in New York The H7N9 bird flu killed four more people over the weekend, pushing the official death toll to 31. The number to have been infected ... with H7N9 in Fujian. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said 42 patients had been discharged from hospitals across the country by Monday afternoon. Another discharge was announced ...

  4. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu devastates Shanghai family

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai The virus has already killed her mother, and Kelly Gu’s father lies critically ill with H7N9 bird flu in a Shanghai hospital bed – the only couple both ... of empathy for victims and their kin. The H7N9 strain of bird flu has sickened 130 people in mainland China and killed 35 of them, according to the latest available national figures. The government ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong tightens surveillance on bird flu risk areas

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by AMY NIP AND STUART LAU

    ... on borders The government will step up surveillance of travellers and poultry in the face of a worsening outbreak of the fatal H7N9 bird flu virus on the mainland. Authorities will intensify ... and Health Ko Wing-man said yesterday after a cross-department meeting. During the next few days, preparations will be made to reduce the testing time needed to identify the H7N9 virus from a few ...

  6. News - China

    Scientists discover new bird flu virus ‘worse than H7N9’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Hong Kong team finds new H7 flu strain in chickens in southeast China New bird flu virus 'worse than H7N9' Hong Kong scientists studying the H7N9 ... viruses to create the H7N9 and H7N7 variants, which could spread to humans at live poultry markets. "We need to take samples from different types of poultry regularly to see what kinds ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Bird flu puts stalls off buying more chickens

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... "I didn't get more supplies because of H7N9 as I fear customers may not buy live chickens," said Ling Tse, who runs a chicken stall in Kowloon City market. I didn't get more supplies because of H7N9 as I fear customers may not buy live chickens Ling Tse, chicken vendor She said the price of a live chicken at HK$45 a catty (604 grams) was more or less the same ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    No need yet for ban on live poultry from China, says expert- yet disease still spreading

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki, Emily Tsang

    ... Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki and Emily Tsang Health experts say limiting shipments to Hong Kong not necessary to slow spread of H7N9; Beijing reports mainland’s 45th death from flu virus No need for ban on live poultry exports A top mainland respiratory disease expert rejected the need for a ban on live poultry shipments to Hong Kong to prevent the spread of H7N9 yesterday after Guangdong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suspected bird flu in Guangdong puts Hong Kong on alert

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 07:21pm by Emily Tsang

    ... may see its first H7N9 human infection within months now that a suspected case has emerged across the border in Guangdong province, the Centre for Health Protection says. A 51-year-old woman ... there have been 133 cases of H7N9 infection in humans on the mainland since the virus was first discovered in February. Previous studies have found that the virus- which kills around one in three ...

  10. Business - Money - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Bird flu fears spark stock stampede

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... the as yet unnamed disease. The H7N9 strain of avian flu is a statutorily notifiable infectious disease in Hong Kong. There is so far no vaccine for it. Shenzhen Neptunus Bioengineering, Shandong ... the three became infected but there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. The commission said two men- aged 87 and 27- died in Shanghai after becoming infected with the H7N9 strain ...




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