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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A joint study by the World Health Organisation and the central government said poultry farms might be the source of the H7N9 virus that has killed 21 people. The study, compiled after a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday. The report said H7N9 had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211538/china-detains-10-h7n9-bird-flu-rumours-death-toll-9
  3. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza ... H7N9 cases between 6pm on Monday and 8pm on Tuesday, Xinhua said, with two more deaths reported in Shanghai. A total of 30 cases, including 11 ending in death, have now been reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216431/eight-new-china-bird-flu-victims-critical-condition
  4. News - China - Shanghai

    Shanghai boy infected with H7N9 flu 'basically recovered'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Authorities have confirmed that a four-year-old boy with the H7N9 infection had “basically recovered” from the virus in a Shanghai hospital. Wu Fan, director ... affiliated with Fudan University told reporters at  Eastday News. She said the boy's case proves that there will be mild cases of H7N9 in addition to severe ones. A recovery period of seven days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209851/shanghai-boy-infected-h7n9-flu-basically-recovered
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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