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  1. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Easily spreadable H5N1 flu just five mutations away, study finds

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... improved the virus' ability to latch onto cells in the animal's upper respiratory tract. Once there, it could enter the cell, disgorge its genetic material and cause the cell ...

  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:42pm by Emily Tsang, He Huifeng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... conduct more sensitive blood tests on poultry at farms before exporting the animals to the border, where Hong Kong would run the tests as well. "The plasma test is more sensitive than ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 harder to track but less likely to cause disease

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... animals, says Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong. Though symptoms are mild in animals infected with H7N9, the virus seems to be more deadly to humans, having ...

  4. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 vaccine could take many months, US health experts warn

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 02:08pm by Agence France Presse

    ... global concerns and it urged China to enhance surveillance. “It might herald sporadic human infections from an animal source... or it might signal the start of an influenza pandemic,” the article ... Morzaria, Asia regional manager for the FAO’s emergency centre for animal diseases. Japan on Friday gave itself new powers aimed at curbing outbreaks of infectious diseases in people, ...

  5. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    Japan ramps up defences as fears of H7N9 grow

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... our web site and other routes," said Koji Nabae, director of the Infectious Diseases Department of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. "We are alerting travellers coming back ...

  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 09:38pm by He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung

    ... an animal virus, not a human virus," the Shanghai Daily quoted Jiang Qingwu as saying. A source close to the municipal health authorities said Shanghai media and hospitals had been ordered ...

  7. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China death toll hits 10 in H7N9 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... virus shows very strong affinity to humans and infects poultry, but causes very mild or no disease,” said Subhash Morzaria, Asia regional manager for the FAO’s emergency centre for animal ... from raising poultry and livestock on their property, asking them to cull their own animals and fining them up to 50 yuan (HK$62.64) for violations, the China Daily newspaper reported ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    DNA points to poultry markets as H7N9 transmission route

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... for a long time, and humans have a lot of contact with these poultry," said Peiris, a specialist in animal and human influenza viruses. The virus can enter one bird and stay in the market ... over the past 15 years in many parts of Asia and the Middle East. Gene reassortments are "chance events and unpredictable". It requires two viruses to infect one animal at the same ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Stop mainland China chicken imports, says Hong Kong vet

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... they are raised. Producers always try to use ways to increase their profits. Sometimes they may use chemicals or drugs to boost animals' growth, which may or may not affect human health. "If ...



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