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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Poultry traders split over ban on Shenzhen farms after H7N9 case

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:29am by Lo Wei and Ernest Kao

    ... Lo Wei and Ernest Kao Some argue that halting poultry imports from 3 mainland suppliers is unnecessary as clean-up begins at estate where sick H7N9 patient lives Traders split over Shenzhen farms ban Hong Kong poultry traders are split over the need to suspend live chicken imports from Shenzhen after authorities confirmed the first local case of the deadly H7N9 virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1372212/poultry-traders-split-over-ban-shenzhen-farms-after-h7n9-case
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu found to spread through the air

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Virus can also infect pigs, say HKU researchers, who warn officials to maintain tight scrutiny even though threat seems under control Follow @SCMP_News The H7N9 bird flu virus can ... markets and there have been no new confirmed cases since May 8. But Zhu said that although there was no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission, their study provided evidence that H7N9 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1244536/h7n9-bird-flu-found-spread-through-air
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Guangzhou authorities clearly think that time has arrived, after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. ... measures- after the H7N9 virus was discovered in a mainland bird in the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market. The live-chicken trade was linked to the 1997 outbreak of H5N1 bird flu that killed six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese scientists develop bird flu vaccine

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:19am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Chinese scientists announce vaccine for H7N9 as researchers worldwide try to halt spread of deadly disease after 45 deaths on the mainland Home-grown bird flu vaccine set for testing Chinese scientists have independently developed a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus- a bug that has killed at least 45 people since March- and could be ready ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1341446/chinese-scientists-develop-bird-flu-vaccine
  6. News - China - NETHERLANDS

    New China H7N9 strain gives kick to mutant bird flu research

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 06:13pm by Reuters

    ... into the wrong hands. But with China braced for scores more cases of a deadly new strain of H7N9 bird flu, Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus say the benefits of this gene mutation research far outweigh ... a lethal flu pandemic, they say. That could be with well-timed new vaccines or other therapies tuned to the pandemic strain’s genes. “We’re bracing for what’s going to happen next. If H7N9 becomes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338068/new-china-h7n9-strain-gives-kick-mutant-bird-flu-research
  7. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, LO WEI

    ... in China. About one-fifth of the 419 cases of H7N9 infections proved fatal. Two people contracted H10N8, while a woman in Taiwan who was infected with H6N1 bird flu recovered. "We don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506142/sichuan-poultry-farmer-confirmed-dead-new-bird-flu-strain-h5n6
  8. News - China - BIRD FLU

    100 human H7N9 bird flu infections 'undetected'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI and Daniel Ren

    ... About 100 human H7N9 bird flu cases are estimated to have gone undetected on the mainland, according to university researchers who based the projection on people's rate of exposure ... Public Health Research Centre. Of just over 100 confirmed H7N9 cases, almost all were detected when patients were admitted to hospital. Twenty have died and 12 have recovered. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221018/100-human-h7n9-bird-flu-infections-undetected
  9. News - China

    Taiwan looks to first vaccine against fatal H7N9 avian flu

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan is scheduled to roll out its first vaccine against the H7N9 strain of avian flu in late next year, after the island confirmed the first outbreak ... doses of the cell-based vaccine once the project clears the Phase III trial stage, he said. Su termed as “one of the most deadly diseases” threatening human beings. “As of now H7N9 is the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331678/taiwan-looks-first-vaccine-against-fatal-h7n9-avian-flu
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong girl tests negative for H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 05:42pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Zhuang Pinghui, Daniel Ren and Amy Nip Shanghai health authorities cull 20,000 birds amid H7N9 scare Tests in Hong Kong on the first suspected case of the H7N9 bird flu virus proved ... in Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s paediatric department. But officials revealed the tests for the H7N9 strain were negative shortly 8before midnight. The news emerged as it was announced the virus had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207791/first-suspected-case-human-h7h9-hong-kong

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