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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

    ... 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 flu are conducted on locally raised chickens ... animals to humans. This came as a 58-year-old porter became the third patient in Fujian to be diagnosed with the H7N9 virus yesterday. The man, from Cangshan district in Fuzhou , was admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227144/step-bird-flu-tests-hong-kong-raised-chickens-government-advisers-say
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong expert warns new bird flu virus could become a pandemic

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Hong Kong expert says H7N9 could pose a bigger threat than H5N1 and may adapt to become transmittable between humans The deadly new bird flu may pose a bigger threat to humans than ... become a pandemic. The H7N9 strain emerged in humans only last month and is so far contained to the mainland. But it has already infected more people than the H5N1 virus has infected in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215581/hong-kong-expert-warns-new-bird-flu-virus-could-become-pandemic
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... A seven-year-old Beijing girl was confirmed as having H7N9 bird flu yesterday - the first time it has been found beyond Shanghai and neighbouring provinces. Five other new cases were also ... followed. Poultry in the infected girl's village will be culled, but authorities said they would not yet carry out a citywide cull. The man in Shanghai whose wife died of H7N9 was diagnosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1213671/beijing-reports-first-case-new-bird-flu-strain
  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong ready to cull birds at first sign of 'bird flu' infection

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... stringent cleaning practices. Ko said the government would immediately activate its alert to "serious response level" once the city detected its first H7N9 infection- either in birds or in humans. "There are still no signs that H7N9 can be transmitted from human to human," he said. "Still, we have to remain vigilant." Starting on Thursday, the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210224/government-ready-cull-birds-first-sign-bird-flu-infection

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