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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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: ...

  6. News - China

    Echoes of Sars in bird flu panic

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... Families of H7N9 patients, having seen the response to the deadly new virus up close, say authorities are falling down on prevention, isolation Ten years since Sars incubated in China and sent shockwaves around the world, another deadly new disease, H7N9 bird flu, is fuelling fear across the nation. The similarities in its sudden appearance and spread, and the questionable ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Breakthrough in bird flu investigation with virus found at Shanghai market

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Daniel Ren and Lo Wei

    ... have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the H7N9 bird flu virus, which has killed two more people, finding it in pigeon samples at a Shanghai market. Authorities in the city began a cull of poultry following the discovery at the market, Xinhua reported early today. Leading public health experts warned that more human cases of H7N9 were likely to be detected after health ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals can cope with bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Contingency plans at public hospitals to cope with a possible outbreak of human cases of H7N9 bird flu have been worked out, the public has been assured. The plans cover procedures ... no confirmed human case of H7N9 has been recorded in Hong Kong. The centre has received 19 cases that do not meet its reporting criteria. Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, of the University of Hong Kong's ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China steps up response to bird flu cases

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 04:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Shanghai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A second Chinese city culled birds on Saturday to prevent the spread of H7N9 avian influenza, which has killed six people in the country, as Shanghai’s live poultry markets remained shut. China has confirmed 16 cases of the H7N9 strain, the health ministry said, since announcing a week ago that the virus had been found in humans for the first ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:06pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Ethnicity could vary immunity Some people- particularly indigenous Australians and Alaskans- may be more vulnerable to infection by the H7N9 influenza virus, a study by the University of Melbourne suggests. Humans have no prior history with H7N9 and so lack antibodies against the virus. Previous animal and human studies suggest certain T-cells- ...




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