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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    100 human H7N9 bird flu infections 'undetected'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI and Daniel Ren

    ... Lo Wei and Daniel Ren in Shanghai 100 human H7N9 cases ‘undetected’ About 100 human H7N9 bird flu cases are estimated to have gone undetected on the mainland, according to university ... said Professor Gabriel Leung, director of the University of Hong Kong Public Health Research Centre. Of just over 100 confirmed H7N9 cases, almost all were detected when patients were admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221018/100-human-h7n9-bird-flu-infections-undetected
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong girl tests negative for H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 05:42pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, Daniel Ren and Amy Nip Shanghai health authorities cull 20,000 birds amid H7N9 scare Tests in Hong Kong on the first suspected case of the H7N9 bird flu virus proved ... in Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s paediatric department. But officials revealed the tests for the H7N9 strain were negative shortly 8before midnight. The news emerged as it was announced the virus had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207791/first-suspected-case-human-h7h9-hong-kong
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228148/china-reports-another-h7n9-death-who-calls-flu-one-most-lethal
  4. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu spreads to southern China

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 07:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Local health bureau in the southeastern province of Fujian confirms a 65-year-old man has the H7N9 virus China’s deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has ... The island of Taiwan has also reported one case. A Chinese expert earlier this week warned of the possibility of more cases in a wider geographical area. “Until the source of H7N9 avian influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1223970/h7n9-bird-flu-spreads-southern-china
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209502/three-new-cases-bring-chinas-h7n9-tally-21-6-dead
  6. News - China

    Taiwan looks to first vaccine against fatal H7N9 avian flu

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan is scheduled to roll out its first vaccine against the H7N9 strain of avian flu in late next year, after the island confirmed the first outbreak ... doses of the cell-based vaccine once the project clears the Phase III trial stage, he said. Su termed as “one of the most deadly diseases” threatening human beings. “As of now H7N9 is the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331678/taiwan-looks-first-vaccine-against-fatal-h7n9-avian-flu
  7. News - China

    Shanghai stifled flu 'rumours' in early days, says report

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:12am by Amy Li

    ... said censors had shut down internet talk after the first few deaths from the virus but before a national lab confirmed H7N9 as a new strain of bird flu, weeks later. The first weibo post about the H7N9 avian influenza emerged as early as March 7,  three weeks before local authorities alerted the public, said the report. An anonymous blogger on that day posted a message which reads: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211364/shanghai-stifled-rumours-h7n9-bird-flu-early-days-says-report
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227144/step-bird-flu-tests-hong-kong-raised-chickens-government-advisers-say
  9. 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.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1209839/faster-test-detect-h7n9-virus-hong-kong-chicken
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai Shanghai lifted its flu epidemic alert yesterday, with the municipal government saying that no new human cases of H7N9 bird ... with H7N9 flu patients had been discharged from medical observation. Since Shanghai reported its first human H7N9 case in late March, the city has had 33 cases. Thirteen of the patients have died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1235050/bird-flu-alert-lifted-shanghai

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