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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New tests on chickens to boost bird-flu defences

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Lo Wei and He Huifeng

    ... Additional tests will be conducted on imported and local chickens from Friday in an effort to boost Hong Kong's defences against the potentially fatal H7N9 strain of bird flu. The health ... on Friday, supplies will resume from two Shenzhen farms where exports were suspended after Hong Kong's first H7N9 human case last month. At present, DNA samples are taken from 60 out of every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407927/new-tests-chickens-boost-bird-flu-defences
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208817/nanjing-chicken-vendors-shocked-sudden-closure-stalls-over-bird-flu
  4. News - China

    Death toll from new bird flu in China rises to 36

    Posted May 18th 2013, 11:55am by Reuters in London

    ... Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The United Nations health agency said the four deaths were from cases that had already been identified in laboratories. Since May 8, there have been no new cases of infection with H7N9, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240480/death-toll-new-bird-flu-china-rises-36
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... viruses that have arisen over the past decade. Some, like the H7N9 bird flu virus, have the potential to cause a global outbreak because influenza viruses constantly change and could spread ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512865/mers-rise-who-not-yet-declaring-global-health-emergency
  6. 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
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Dead man's family claims bird flu cover-up by hospital

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... No 5 People's Hospital, was a victim of H7N9 bird flu. "No one has so far officially informed us of the true cause of his death," Wu said. "It was one of our relatives who told us that the local television had reported that my son-in-law died of a new strain of bird flu." Wu Liangliang, 27, from Yancheng in Jiangsu, was the second man found to have caught H7N9 flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208123/i-was-not-officially-told-cause-death-says-father-law-h7n9-flu
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Fast bird-flu test may not go far enough, says expert

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... The government's quick test for the H7N9 flu virus in imported poultry at the border may not be enough to stop infected birds entering the city, a University of Hong Kong ... the virus can be passing to humans very rapidly." None of the more than 500 samples taken from the imported birds tested positive in the new, quick H7N9 test introduced by the government last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216268/fast-bird-flu-test-may-not-go-far-enough-says-expert
  9. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai begins poultry slaughter after bird flu found

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 05:42pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Move comes after China reported a fifth death from H7N9 avian flu and health authorities detect virus in samples taken from pigeons at a marketplace in Shanghai Authorities in Shanghai began the mass slaughter of poultry at a market after the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed five people in China, was detected there, state media reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207029/fourth-death-h7n9-avian-flu-reported-china
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu warnings ahead of 'golden week' holiday invasion

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Stephen Chen

    ... Safety advice handed to hotels and travel agents ahead of holiday invasion The travel industry in Hong Kong has boosted precautions against the deadly H7N9 bird flu in the run-up ... yesterday, becoming the first adult patient in the city to totally recover from the virus. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each balloon for more information on individual patients infected: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1217837/bird-flu-warnings-ahead-golden-week-holiday-invasion

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