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  1. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Leung Chun-ying under fire for urging Hongkongers to stop buying live chicken

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 01:43pm by Emily Tsang

    ... and a three-week ban on live sales that will cover the usually lucrative Lunar New Year holiday. The cull was ordered after an imported chicken from the mainland was found to be carrying the H7N9 bird flu virus on Monday. Watch: Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found On Tuesday, Leung asked Hongkongers to consider whether their tradition of buying live chicken at wet markets should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416590/leung-chun-ying-under-fire-urging-hongkongers-stop-buying-live
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Taiwan reports first human case of H6N1 bird flu to world health body

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, LO WEI

    ... people worldwide. And this year H7N9 began infecting people on the mainland, and has killed 37 of 133 people infected. Chou said the centres were trying to find out how the patient was infected, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1266258/taiwan-reports-first-human-case-h6n1-bird-flu-world-health-body
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... infections remain limited, the relatively high death rates are still a cause for concern. Confirmation by University of Hong Kong researchers that H7N9 can be transmitted by close contact as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250952/dont-let-profit-stall-fight-against-disease
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing chicken vendors shocked by sudden closure of stalls over bird flu

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND HE HUIFENG

    ... the H7N9 flu outbreak began. "Look at the 1,800 chickens I have here. They almost cost 40,000 yuan [HK$49,500]," she said. Another chicken vendor said he would relocate to Hebei province ... our favourite food, chicken." Shanghai government spokesman Xu Wei said city officials would publish guidelines on vendors' compensation. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208817/nanjing-chicken-vendors-shocked-sudden-closure-stalls-over-bird-flu
  5. News - China

    Death toll from new bird flu in China rises to 36

    Posted May 18th 2013, 11:55am by 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 of infection with H7N9, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240480/death-toll-new-bird-flu-china-rises-36
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau

    ... Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau emily.tsang@scmp.com New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities Blood-serum tests aimed at boosting Hong Kong's defences against the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus have so far returned no positive results, authorities on both sides of the border say. The tests, showing whether chickens have been exposed to the H7 virus of which H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412799/new-bird-flu-tests-show-no-new-cases-authorities
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... for disinfection. “So far no chicken farm supplying live poultry to Hong Kong has been tested positive with H7N9 virus,” said Ko on Thursday morning. “But since the plasma test is more sensitive, it is hard for me to say that we would not detect anything at all.” The new plasma test will replace a gene test introduced in April last year after an H7N9 bird flu outbreak on the mainland. The gene test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Dead man's family claims bird flu cover-up by hospital

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... No 5 People's Hospital, was a victim of H7N9 bird flu. "No one has so far officially informed us of the true cause of his death," Wu said. "It was one of our relatives who told us that the local television had reported that my son-in-law died of a new strain of bird flu." Wu Liangliang, 27, from Yancheng in Jiangsu, was the second man found to have caught H7N9 flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208123/i-was-not-officially-told-cause-death-says-father-law-h7n9-flu
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Fast bird-flu test may not go far enough, says expert

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... The government's quick test for the H7N9 flu virus in imported poultry at the border may not be enough to stop infected birds entering the city, a University of Hong Kong ... the virus can be passing to humans very rapidly." None of the more than 500 samples taken from the imported birds tested positive in the new, quick H7N9 test introduced by the government last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216268/fast-bird-flu-test-may-not-go-far-enough-says-expert
  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai begins poultry slaughter after bird flu found

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 05:42pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Move comes after China reported a fifth death from H7N9 avian flu and health authorities detect virus in samples taken from pigeons at a marketplace in Shanghai Authorities in Shanghai began the mass slaughter of poultry at a market after the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed five people in China, was detected there, state media reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207029/fourth-death-h7n9-avian-flu-reported-china

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