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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Scientists propose creating super strains of H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Lo Wei and Associated Press

    ... Lo Wei and Associated Press Lab plan for super strains of bird flu A group of scientists are proposing to conduct controversial experiments on the new H7N9 bird flu virus that may involve ... and that high-standard risk mitigation plans would be applied. The 22 scientists, from the US, the Netherlands, the UK and Hong Kong aim to develop more effective vaccines for H7N9 and identify mutations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295406/scientists-propose-creating-super-strains-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai Shanghai lifted its flu epidemic alert yesterday, with the municipal government saying that no new human cases of H7N9 bird ... with H7N9 flu patients had been discharged from medical observation. Since Shanghai reported its first human H7N9 case in late March, the city has had 33 cases. Thirteen of the patients have died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1235050/bird-flu-alert-lifted-shanghai
  3. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Guangdong case of H7N9 bird flu is confirmed as Hong Kong remains alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The case of an infected poultry worker in Guangdong is the first in the province A poultry worker was confirmed as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird ... by officials across China to halt the spread of the disease. Cases of H7N9 have dropped significantly in recent weeks. View H7N9 map in a larger map Click on each balloon for more information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295902/guangdong-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-hong-kong-remains-alert
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong expert warns new bird flu virus could become a pandemic

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Hong Kong expert says H7N9 could pose a bigger threat than H5N1 and may adapt to become transmittable between humans The deadly new bird flu may pose a bigger threat to humans than ... become a pandemic. The H7N9 strain emerged in humans only last month and is so far contained to the mainland. But it has already infected more people than the H5N1 virus has infected in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1215581/hong-kong-expert-warns-new-bird-flu-virus-could-become-pandemic
  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Woman with H7N9 bird flu dies in Beijing, bringing fatalities to 45

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 01:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese woman infected with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus died of multiple organ failure, a Beijing hospital said, bringing the total fatalities from ... transmissibility remained “limited and non-sustainable”. Cases of H7N9 have dropped significantly in recent months. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296324/woman-h7n9-bird-flu-dies-beijing-bringing-fatalities-45
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... A seven-year-old Beijing girl was confirmed as having H7N9 bird flu yesterday - the first time it has been found beyond Shanghai and neighbouring provinces. Five other new cases were also ... followed. Poultry in the infected girl's village will be culled, but authorities said they would not yet carry out a citywide cull. The man in Shanghai whose wife died of H7N9 was diagnosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1213671/beijing-reports-first-case-new-bird-flu-strain
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong ready to cull birds at first sign of 'bird flu' infection

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... stringent cleaning practices. Ko said the government would immediately activate its alert to "serious response level" once the city detected its first H7N9 infection- either in birds or in humans. "There are still no signs that H7N9 can be transmitted from human to human," he said. "Still, we have to remain vigilant." Starting on Thursday, the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210224/government-ready-cull-birds-first-sign-bird-flu-infection
  8. 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
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Fears in Japan over lack of natural immunity to H7N9 flu virus

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Japan's health ministry has stepped up monitoring of the spread of the H7N9 flu virus after studies warned it could trigger a pandemic because Japanese people lack natural immunity. Scientists at the University of Tokyo determined that of the blood samples taken from 500 Japanese test subjects, none contained H7N9 antibodies. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who led the research, said only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1282025/fears-japan-over-lack-natural-immunity-h7n9-flu-virus
  10. News - China

    Death toll from H7N9 bird flu in China hits 43

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 03:52pm by AFP

    ... The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has risen to 43, national health authorities said in their latest monthly update on the disease. A total of 132 human infections ... authorities did not provide details on the three remaining fatalities, but said that 85 H7N9 patients had been discharged from hospitals after treatment. That would leave just four people still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1280281/china-h7n9-bird-flu-toll-hits-43

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