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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    H7N9 outbreak may be over, but pall of suspicion hangs over Shanghai

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Officials' poor response to bird flu outbreak and food safety leaves residents wary of assurances No new cases of H7N9 bird flu have been confirmed in Shanghai since the middle ... Shanghai residents believe live poultry markets will reopen soon. But the shadow of the H7N9 outbreak, which began in March and saw 132 mainlanders infected, 37 of whom died, hangs heavy over ...

  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Some bird flu patients resistant to only available H7N9 drug

    Posted May 28th 2013, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... Laboratory tests have revealed resistance in some H7N9 bird flu patients to the only available treatment, said virologists who unveiled “concerning” study results on Tuesday. Three out ... of H7N9 resistance. On Monday, Chinese health authorities said no new human cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain had been recorded for the second week in a row. A total of 130 people have been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu and swine flu can 'combine and mutate'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... New strain from flu in birds and pigs could become pandemic threat, HKU researchers warn Follow @SCMP_News The H7N9 bird flu virus may combine with the swine flu and mutate into a new ... the risk of the virus spreading to the pig," said HKU virologist Guan Yi. The team found that, compared with the swine flu, H7N9 spread less easily between species and was also transmitted ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Scientists envision a possible new epidemic wave of bird flu

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 11:58am by Reuters, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... re-emerged in winter 2013" and "indicates a possible risk of a larger outbreak of H7N9 this winter", according to mainland and Hong Kong researchers writing in the online journal Euro surveillance. Professor Benjamin John Cowling, who heads the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong, said that in this new H7N9 case the virus was very similar ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... were likely to be taking the H7N9 virus with them as they moved around, spreading the disease to many provinces, Malik Peiris, a professor of virology and medical science at the University ... to be "one important risk factor" in how the new virus is spreading. Since H7N9 was first identified on March 30, 127 cases have been detected in 10 provinces, the latest being a 69-year-old ...

  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China to help poultry farmers hit with 20b yuan losses over bird flu

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 10:42am by Reuters and AFP

    ... 110 human H7N9 cases including 22 deaths, according to an AFP tally of reports by local authorities. In the worst-hit province of Zhejiang, three members of the same family contracted the H7N9 strain, Xinhua reported late on Tuesday. Hong Kong on Wednesday reported its third death from H7N9 bird flu – an elderly man who had visited mainland China – a day after authorities culled 22,000 ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 human transmission possible but 'highly sporadic', says health expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... China’s top health authority is not ruling out the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the new H7N9 bird flu virus strain. Although the virus does not easily infect humans, ... in Shanghai, which involved a father and son, and a husband and wife. As of Thursday, 11 new H7N9 infections have been reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 82. The first person ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Reduce H7N9 human fatalities, Premier Li Keqiang tells health officials

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, JOLIE HO

    ... Call comes as number of infected people reaches 124 and mass cull of poultry is carried out Premier Li Keqiang urged health officials yesterday to reduce the fatality rate of the H7N9 bird ... release of information would the public be kept calm and at ease. The first two deaths officially caused by the H7N9 bird flu strain occurred in February but were not reported by authorities until ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 harder to track but less likely to cause disease

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com New avian flu strain is more deadly to humans than birds, scientists say, as third death reported H7N9 harder to track but less likely to cause disease The H7N9 bird ... among poultry. While the spread of H5N1 has been halted by culls of chickens, this will not work with the H7N9 virus, as it is not known to have caused widespread deaths among birds or other ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Beijing’s position as an international transit hub means the possibility of an H7N9 bird flu infection cannot be ruled out, the city’s top disease control ... reports of humans infected with the H7N9 virus. “Once there are suspicious cases, epidemic prevention and control measures will move in to place in accordance with strict standards,” said Pang. ...




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