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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 04:21pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com City tells residents to cull their domestic animals by Tuesday to stem spread of H7N9 as five more bird flu cases are confirmed Residents of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... were likely to be taking the H7N9 virus with them as they moved around, spreading the disease to many provinces, Malik Peiris, a professor of virology and medical science at the University ... to be "one important risk factor" in how the new virus is spreading. Since H7N9 was first identified on March 30, 127 cases have been detected in 10 provinces, the latest being a 69-year-old ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ban import of live poultry as H7N9 continues to spread

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng says the government must act, given the expert warnings about the virulence of H7N9 virus, and no sign that infections are abating One of Karl Marx's most famous quotes ... viruses. More cases of H7N9 infections are surfacing almost daily: 127 people are confirmed to have been infected, resulting in 24 deaths. Among those affected, some 40 per cent appear to have had ...

  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu ‘devastates’ poultry business

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:27pm by AFP

    ... plunging amid concerns over food safety. Chinese authorities say they do not know how the H7N9 avian influenza – which has killed seven people and sickened 24 – is spreading, though it is believed ... earlier at the city’s largest agricultural market, the state-backed China News Service reported. Human H7N9 infections have so far been confined to China’s developed eastern region. Shanghai has ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing chicken vendors shocked by sudden closure of stalls over bird flu

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND HE HUIFENG

    ... the H7N9 flu outbreak began. "Look at the 1,800 chickens I have here. They almost cost 40,000 yuan [HK$49,500]," she said. Another chicken vendor said he would relocate to Hebei province ... our favourite food, chicken." Shanghai government spokesman Xu Wei said city officials would publish guidelines on vendors' compensation. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China poultry cull urged to halt spread of bird flu

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 09:08pm by Emily Tsang, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... As study links H7N9 virus to chickens, expert says mainland wet markets are 'smoking gun' A leading researcher has called for live-bird markets in H7N9-hit areas of the mainland ... to be infected by H7N9. View H7N9 map in a larger map  Click on each balloon for more information on individual patients infected: blue, patients infected with the H7N9 virus under treatment; red, those ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai considers permanent ban on sale of live poultry

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:02pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com As death toll from H7N9 bird flu rises to nine, with 20 others infected, Shanghai considers permanent ban on selling birds in wet markets Shanghai authorities are considering a permanent ban on the sale of live poultry in the city, as the death toll from the H7N9 avian flu virus continues to rise. Authorities said yesterday the virus had claimed ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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

    ... poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government's former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics. Howard Wong Kai-hay, who ... of H7N9 saw a new quick test introduced on 3 per cent of imported birds at the border on April 11. The government has said all birds will be culled and imports suspended if there is a positive ...




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