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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Hongkongers warned to avoid mainland wet markets as H10N8 bird flu kills woman

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:21pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and H6N6 amid the initial spread of human H7N9 cases. Chen and his team isolated the H10N8 virus from the Dongting Lake wetland in 2007. Tests on mice found that the virus easily infected mammals. ... sporadically. There is no need to be overly worried," he said.   Know Your Flu Differences between the H10N8 and the H7N9 bird flu strains: Source of infection: H10N8: detected in water birds ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:06pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Ethnicity could vary immunity Some people- particularly indigenous Australians and Alaskans- may be more vulnerable to infection by the H7N9 influenza virus, a study by the University of Melbourne suggests. Humans have no prior history with H7N9 and so lack antibodies against the virus. Previous animal and human studies suggest certain T-cells- ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Jiangxi death first human case of H10N8 bird flu strain, expert says

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health authorities and infectious disease experts said that an elderly Jiangxi woman died earlier this month after contracting H10N8, a strain previously unknown in humans. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    'End ban on mainland chickens or face action'

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by EMILY.TSANG

    ... after a mainland bird was found with the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus. Sales of local birds resumed on Wednesday. The ban on mainland live poultry was extended for four months while the government ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau

    ... Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau emily.tsang@scmp.com New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities Blood-serum tests aimed at boosting Hong Kong's defences against the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus have so far returned no positive results, authorities on both sides of the border say. The tests, showing whether chickens have been exposed to the H7 virus of which H7N9 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... for disinfection. “So far no chicken farm supplying live poultry to Hong Kong has been tested positive with H7N9 virus,” said Ko on Thursday morning. “But since the plasma test is more sensitive, it is hard for me to say that we would not detect anything at all.” The new plasma test will replace a gene test introduced in April last year after an H7N9 bird flu outbreak on the mainland. The gene test ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The sad lot of Hong Kong's slaughterhouse animals

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 05:42pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... and hypocrisy in the way society treats animals. Watch: Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens after H7N9 found The need for the slaughter, of course, is to eradicate any chance of the birds passing on the H7N9 flu virus to humans. This time, one bird was found with the virus so 20,000 had to be killed. Past experience suggests this course of action is wise given the virulence of this virus, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New tests on chickens to boost bird-flu defences

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Lo Wei and He Huifeng

    ... Additional tests will be conducted on imported and local chickens from Friday in an effort to boost Hong Kong's defences against the potentially fatal H7N9 strain of bird flu. The health ... on Friday, supplies will resume from two Shenzhen farms where exports were suspended after Hong Kong's first H7N9 human case last month. At present, DNA samples are taken from 60 out of every ...

  9. News - China

    Tests for bird flu negative, says Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:15am by He Huifeng, Phila Siu

    ... He Huifeng and Phila Siu 46 people who had contact with second HK victim and two markets given all-clear Tests for bird flu negative: Shenzhen Shenzhen authorities say tests carried out since two cases of H7N9 bird flu surfaced in Hong Kong have proved negative. Forty-six people in Shenzhen who came into contact with Hong Kong's second H7N9 flu patient and samples from two ...

  10. 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 ...




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