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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong reports 1st case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:14am by AP

    ... HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has reported its first case of the H7N9 bird flu strain, in a possible sign the virus is spreading beyond mainland China since it first emerged there earlier ... of traveling across the border to the mainland city of Shenzhen to buy, slaughter and eat chickens, Ko said. H7N9 was first identified April. It has sickened 139 people and killed 45 in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371723/hong-kong-reports-1st-case-h7n9-bird-flu
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's first case of H7N9 bird flu virus confirmed

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 01:28am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei HK's first case of H7N9 virus confirmed The deadly H7N9 bird flu virus has arrived in Hong Kong, it was confirmed last night. The city activated its flu ... emergency level. Live poultry imports from three Shenzhen farms will be suspended until the Centre for Health Protection completes an investigation. Since the first case of H7N9 infection in a human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371483/hong-kongs-first-case-h7n9-bird-flu-virus-confirmed
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Vendors protest against costs after bird-flu scare; chickens and sympathy in short supply More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices About half of Hong Kong's estimated 130 chicken retailers will be closed for busines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481124/more-live-chicken-retailers-join-boycott-over-prices
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza ... H7N9 cases between 6pm on Monday and 8pm on Tuesday, Xinhua said, with two more deaths reported in Shanghai. A total of 30 cases, including 11 ending in death, have now been reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216431/eight-new-china-bird-flu-victims-critical-condition
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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 - 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

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