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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu may be spread through human faeces, research suggests

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Bird flu may be spread through human faeces The H7N9 bird flu that emerged on the mainland in March may be spreading through human faeces, as university ... the South China Morning Po st . "This has important implications on the infection control strategies for H7N9 virus infection, as the influenza virus in stools may contaminate the surrounding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296797/h7n9-bird-flu-may-be-spread-through-human-faeces-research-suggests
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 flu harder to control and spreads faster than other strains

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Study says strain harder to control than H5N1 due to lack of warning before humans infected H7N9 flu spreads faster than others The deadly H7N9 influenza ... to human-type receptors and their replication in mammals. But H7N9 seems to be more readily transmitted from poultry to people. They say there is "no definitive evidence" yet to suggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297868/h7n9-flu-spreads-faster-others
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Risk of bird flu epidemic low, scientist says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Small number of infections in Guangdong with the H7N9 virus make the chance of a serious outbreak unlikely, according to expert in field Risk of bird flu epidemic low, scientist says A top mainland respiratory disease expert has said the chance of an outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus becoming serious in the Guangdong area is low. Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1388609/risk-bird-flu-epidemic-low-scientist-says
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chicken off festival menu for many

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam

    ... contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu, including a domestic helper from Hong Kong, had visited a market in Shenzhen's Longgang district where traces of the H7N9 virus had been discovered ... She is believed to have handled a live chicken at a flat in Nanwan Street before falling ill. Guangdong has confirmed six cases of H7N9 in humans since August. So far, there have been 143 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1388502/chicken-festival-menu-many
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu found to spread through the air

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Virus can also infect pigs, say HKU researchers, who warn officials to maintain tight scrutiny even though threat seems under control Follow @SCMP_News The H7N9 bird flu virus can ... markets and there have been no new confirmed cases since May 8. But Zhu said that although there was no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission, their study provided evidence that H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1244536/h7n9-bird-flu-found-spread-through-air
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Scientists propose creating super strains of H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lo Wei and Associated Press

    ... Lo Wei and Associated Press Lab plan for super strains of bird flu A group of scientists are proposing to conduct controversial experiments on the new H7N9 bird flu virus that may involve ... and that high-standard risk mitigation plans would be applied. The 22 scientists, from the US, the Netherlands, the UK and Hong Kong aim to develop more effective vaccines for H7N9 and identify mutations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295406/scientists-propose-creating-super-strains-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  7. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Woman with H7N9 bird flu dies in Beijing, bringing fatalities to 45

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 01:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese woman infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus died of multiple organ failure, a Beijing hospital said, bringing the total fatalities from ... transmissibility remained “limited and non-sustainable”. Cases of H7N9 have dropped significantly in recent months. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296324/woman-h7n9-bird-flu-dies-beijing-bringing-fatalities-45
  8. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Guangdong case of H7N9 bird flu is confirmed as Hong Kong remains alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The case of an infected poultry worker in Guangdong is the first in the province A poultry worker was confirmed as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird ... by officials across China to halt the spread of the disease. Cases of H7N9 have dropped significantly in recent weeks. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each balloon for more information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295902/guangdong-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-hong-kong-remains-alert
  9. News - China - Shanghai

    Shanghai boy infected with H7N9 flu 'basically recovered'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Authorities have confirmed that a four-year-old boy with the H7N9 infection had “basically recovered” from the virus in a Shanghai hospital. Wu Fan, director ... affiliated with Fudan University told reporters at  Eastday News. She said the boy's case proves that there will be mild cases of H7N9 in addition to severe ones. A recovery period of seven days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209851/shanghai-boy-infected-h7n9-flu-basically-recovered
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Hongkongers warned to avoid mainland wet markets as H10N8 bird flu kills woman

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:21pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and H6N6 amid the initial spread of human H7N9 cases. Chen and his team isolated the H10N8 virus from the Dongting Lake wetland in 2007. Tests on mice found that the virus easily infected mammals. ... sporadically. There is no need to be overly worried," he said.   Know Your Flu Differences between the H10N8 and the H7N9 bird flu strains: Source of infection: H10N8: detected in water birds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1385394/hongkongers-warned-avoid-mainland-wet-markets-h10n8-bird-flu-kills

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