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  1. News - China Insider - AVIAN FLU

    Zhejiang reports first case of H7N9 avian flu since April

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:37pm by SCMP staff

    ... SCMP staff A new case of H7N9 has been reported in Zhejiang province, Zhejiang health authorities announced on Tuesday. The male patient, 35, surnamed Liu, first went to see a doctor ... in Zhejiang to have tested positive for the deadly virus since April, said health authorities. The H7N9 bird flu virus was first reported in late March, with most cases confined to eastern China. More ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1332198/zhejiang-reports-first-case-h7n9-avian-flu-april
  2. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu has 'unusual' ability to resist antiviral drug Tamiflu: study

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Emily Tsang, Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters H7N9 'unusually' resistant to antiviral drug: study A new US study has found that the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu has an "unusual" ability ... in the H7N9 strain of bird flu to be highly resistant to the drug while still sustaining its ability to infect human cells in a laboratory dish. The results came as two patients who contracted H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378426/h7n9-bird-flu-has-unusual-ability-resist-antiviral-drug-tamiflu-study
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    One more H7N9 virus death in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao and Agencies Three new cases of H7N9 avian influenza were reported in eastern China, one of them fatal, state media reported late on Monday afternoon, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to seven. Shanghai authorities confirmed that a 64-year-old retiree was killed by the H7N9 virus, bringing the total number of infection-related deaths in the city to five.  ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210063/one-more-h7n9-virus-death-shanghai
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter First H7N9 found on mainland poultry farm Mainland authorities have discovered H7N9 on a Guangdong poultry farm, just two weeks after the agriculture minister noted that the country's farms had so far been free from the deadly bird flu strain. Xinhua reported last night that Guangdong provincial agriculture authorities had confirmed finding traces of H7N9 in chicken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453598/first-h7n9-found-chinese-poultry-farm
  5. News - China

    UN agency warns risk of bird flu crossing China's borders grows

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the H7N9 bird flu virus among poultry in live-bird markets in Guangxi has "significantly increased the risk" it will spread to neighbouring countries, a United Nations agency warned. ... current situation in Guangxi will require a renewed vigilance to mitigate the effects of cross-border spread," it said. Its warning came after the province reported two human cases of H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422473/un-agency-warns-risk-bird-flu-crossing-chinas-borders-grows
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai doctor, 31, becomes first medical professional to die from H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Daniel Ren, LO WEI

    ... Daniel Ren and Lo Wei Death raises fears of possible person-to-person transmission as source of virus not yet found Shanghai doctor dies from H7N9 infection A surgeon in Shanghai has become the first health care worker killed by the H7N9 bird flu, raising fears that the virus can spread from person to person. Zhang Xiaodong, 31-year-old thoracic surgeon at the Shanghai Pudong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409961/shanghai-doctor-31-becomes-first-medical-professional-die-h7n9-bird-flu
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Cases still sporadic, but common infection factor remains human exposure to birds at markets H7N9 cases to rise if live sales stay, officials say The number of human infections of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu should be expected to rise if the live poultry trade continues, mainland officials have warned. Mainland health authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Lo Wei Guangzhou begins live poultry ban Guangzhou suspended sales of live poultry at nearly a third of its wet markets yesterday as it began a four-month pilot scheme. The move was instigated 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. Upon conclusion of the trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Flu toll rises amid concerns H7N9 has resistance to Tamiflu, Relenza

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Bloomberg

    ... The H7N9 bird flu virus claimed another life yesterday and five more people were confirmed to have contracted it. That brings to 38 the number of cases confirmed by mainland authorities ... was diagnosed with pneumonia on Tuesday, confirmed to be infected with H7N9 on Wednesday and died yesterday, Shanghai authorities said. An 83-year-old woman and 68-year-old man were also being treated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212541/toll-rises-amid-concerns-h7n9-has-some-resistance-tamiflu-relenza
  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... Ada Lee and Emily Tsang Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9 A 65-year-old man who crossed into the city from the mainland has been confirmed to have the potentially fatal H7N9 bird flu virus- taking the number of cases in Hong Kong to eight, all of them contracted across the border. It comes just hours after Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said that an H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464820/h7n9-bird-flu-vaccine-can-be-ready-end-year-says-health-minister

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