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  1. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Leung Chun-ying under fire for urging Hongkongers to stop buying live chicken

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 01:43pm by Emily Tsang

    ... and a three-week ban on live sales that will cover the usually lucrative Lunar New Year holiday. The cull was ordered after an imported chicken from the mainland was found to be carrying the H7N9 bird flu virus on Monday. Watch: Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found On Tuesday, Leung asked Hongkongers to consider whether their tradition of buying live chicken at wet markets should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416590/leung-chun-ying-under-fire-urging-hongkongers-stop-buying-live
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... for disinfection. “So far no chicken farm supplying live poultry to Hong Kong has been tested positive with H7N9 virus,” said Ko on Thursday morning. “But since the plasma test is more sensitive, it is hard for me to say that we would not detect anything at all.” The new plasma test will replace a gene test introduced in April last year after an H7N9 bird flu outbreak on the mainland. The gene test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  3. Business - Companies

    Yum China sales recovering from food safety, bird flu concerns

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... up steam. The World Health Organization on July 4 said it has been informed of 133 labouratory-confirmed cases, including 43 deaths, of the novel H7N9 bird flu virus in China. Yum earned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1280197/yum-china-sales-recovering-food-safety-bird-flu-concerns
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... infections remain limited, the relatively high death rates are still a cause for concern. Confirmation by University of Hong Kong researchers that H7N9 can be transmitted by close contact as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250952/dont-let-profit-stall-fight-against-disease
  5. News - China

    H7N9 bird flu appears contained, UN health experts say

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... International experts praise China's efforts, but note outbreak has cost economy US$6.5b The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions ... of the poultry industry, Li said. "In view of the present situation, H7N9 is preventable and controllable," she said. "There has been no qualitative change in the epidemic. Cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1243706/h7n9-bird-flu-appears-contained-un-health-experts-say
  6. Business - Economy

    Bird flu outbreak costs China's poultry industry US$65b

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country’s poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan (HK$500 billion) as consumers shun chicken, ... of the National Animal Husbandry Service. H7N9 avian influenza has infected 130 people in China, killing 35, since it was found in humans for the first time, according to latest official data. Poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1241867/bird-flu-costs-china-industry-us65b-state-media
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on the agenda for this year's assembly include the international response to the outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China and the emergence of a new respiratory virus in Saudi Arabia.   Mainlanders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1241421/talking-points
  8. 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
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Warmer weather may be curbing spread of bird flu in China

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Sharp drop in new H7N9 cases is linked to efficient measures by health authorities and the virus being sensitive to higher temperatures Government measures and favourable weather may be limiting the spread of a deadly new bird flu, as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply this month, say health experts. As of Monday, a total of 131 human cases of H7N9 had been reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1238513/warmer-weather-may-limit-spread-new-bird-flu-mainland-china
  10. 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

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