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  1. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... newspaper reported on Thursday. China in January reported 127 laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with the H7N9 virus from the mainland, the World Health Organisation said. Bird flu has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422048/south-korea-culls-2-cent-poultry-curb-fears-h5n8-bird-flu-outbreak
  2. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... on infections with the press over the last days, Xinhua said on Wednesday. However, a name change for H7N9 – which industry associations want to be called simply as “flu” – has yet to occur. The World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Cases of new bird flu strain enough to cause 'alarm' about its possibility for mutation A novel bird flu virus that has killed one mainlander and left another critically ill has the potential to spread efficiently among h ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421212/china-scientists-reveal-second-case-h10n8-raising-alarm-about-bird-flus
  4. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Mainland China's poultry may be quarantined at border

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LO WEI

    ... to locally bred birds being culled with infected mainland poultry last week, prompting complaints of losses from local breeders and traders. Two new cases of H7N9 were reported in Guangdong yesterday. One was a 63-year-old man in Shenzhen who died on Saturday; the other, a 37-year-old man in Zhongshan, was in critical condition. More than 270 H7N9 infections have been reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419464/mainland-chinas-poultry-may-be-quarantined-border
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Sale of live chickens may be banned to protect Hong Kong, says CY Leung

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:59am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... the mainland was found with the H7N9 flu virus on Monday. "In the long term, I believe we should review whether we need to maintain the tradition of live chickens," Leung said. Watch: Health officials begin cull of 20,000 poultry at Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market In Pictures: Hong Kong culls live poultry after H7N9 found The government is also considering whether to separate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415576/leung-chun-ying-says-city-may-have-give-buying-live-chickens
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... that we should stop importing live poultry from the mainland altogether. Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found This is far from the first time supplies have been disrupted ... is in place and it is well established, as shown by the finding this week of the H7N9 strain in samples taken from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market. Detection is an automatic trigger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416076/healths-sake-hong-kong-must-ban-live-chicken-imports
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... Stuart Lau and Lo Wei Three-week ban on live chicken sales after bird flu found at market The government yesterday banned the sale of live chickens for three weeks and is preparing to cull 20,000 birds at the wholesale market in Cheung Sha Wan today. The developments came after a sample from a Guangdong supplier tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, which has killed dozens of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415003/one-batch-live-chickens-may-be-infected-h7-virus-health-officials-say
  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

    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
  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    No need to ban all mainland live poultry for time being, health minister Ko Wing-man says

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 01:13pm

    ... Ng Kang-chung Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man on Thursday rejected calls for widening a ban on mainland live poultry imports amid growing threats of the H7N9 bird flu virus. ... “Although [mainland authorities] have detected the H7N9 virus in samples taken in two [Shenzhen] markets, there has not been evidence so far they are the sources of the two human cases of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378926/no-need-ban-all-mainland-live-poultry-time-being-health-minister-ko

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