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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Guangzhou authorities clearly think that time has arrived, after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. ... measures- after the H7N9 virus was discovered in a mainland bird in the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market. The live-chicken trade was linked to the 1997 outbreak of H5N1 bird flu that killed six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the key to containing H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Vigilance the key to contain virus Ever since the H7N9 flu virus hit the region in March, the risk of human infection in Hong Kong has inevitably increased. Despite an array ... Last night she was still in critical condition, supported by an artificial lung in Queen Mary Hospital. She is the only patient confirmed to have contracted H7N9 after a third test, following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371885/vigilance-key-containing-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... combinations of the letters H, N and numbers sound, though, there is every reason to be edgy about them. With H7N9 causing deaths around China, H9N2 re-emerging after a four-year hiatus and H5N1 ... in Jiangxi had died of the virus on December 6 came promptly, as did the announcement that a 55-year-old was in hospital in a critical condition. New cases and deaths from H7N9 appear to have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424859/containing-bird-flu-viruses-life-and-death-battle-china
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that we should stop importing live poultry from the mainland altogether. Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found This is far from the first time supplies have been disrupted ... is in place and it is well established, as shown by the finding this week of the H7N9 strain in samples taken from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market. Detection is an automatic trigger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416076/healths-sake-hong-kong-must-ban-live-chicken-imports
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to chickens, put public health above tradition

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... if the implementation of new arrangements to quarantine them from local birds fails to prevent the entry of the deadly H7N9 virus. Meanwhile, though sale of locally bred live birds has resumed, live mainland ... But Hongkongers should heed the warning by University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung that the greatest risk of contracting H7N9 remains in visiting live poultry markets on the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431972/when-it-comes-chickens-put-public-health-above-tradition
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the best defence against bird flu

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... stricken, 45 have died. That is a fatality rate half a dozen times more than that for common seasonal flu. H7N9 has caused more human infections in a shorter period than any other bird flu. It has ... "not gained the ability for efficient sustained transmission from person to person". We cannot be complacent, though. Flu viruses are constantly changing and health experts predict H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298494/vigilance-best-defence-against-bird-flu
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to give world full picture of bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the epidemic. There is evidence it has been remembered- though perhaps belatedly- in the release of information about the current deadly outbreak of H7N9 avian flu. The World Health Organisation ... The timing and circumstances of the H7N9 outbreak bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the emergence of Sars in the mainland in late 2002. Though a decade apart, both outbreaks emerged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1208610/beijing-needs-give-world-full-picture-bird-flu-outbreak
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... permanent, as the virus itself and the risk could change. The time to reconsider may not be far off. The risk has changed with the emergence of the H7N9 bird flu virus on the mainland. The reasons ... us safe. Within 18 months the reappearance of H5N1 in our live-chicken market prompted officials to ban supplies for three weeks. Though the H7N9 outbreak has so far remained distant, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1213938/hong-kong-should-reconsider-ban-live-poultry-stalls
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Two sons of one of the dead men contracted pneumonia and one died, although H7N9 was not found in either of them. The World Health Organisation says it is too early to rule out a link ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1205755/bird-flu-reminder-things-we-dare-not-forget

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