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  1. HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is collaborating with one of the largest mainland drugs manufacturers in developing a possible cure for bird flu. The university ... at the university, said laboratory tests showed that the oil solubles extracted from the drink were effective in preventing influenza type A, type B, and bird flu. Dr Tsim said the tests the centre conducted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621094/hku-drug-giant-join-hands-against-bird-flu
  2. The vulnerable end of dealing in drugs

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... than investors in drugs and biotech companies. In 2004, when the world worried about an outbreak of avian influenza, Beijing encouraged companies to create drugs to treat bird flu, assuring ... 'Thank God there has been no huge outbreak of bird flu,' Pang Ming, head of the international division of Nanjing-based Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, says. 'But I have already poured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618883/vulnerable-end-dealing-drugs
  3. Bird flu panel says proposals ignored

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Advice from a panel of flu experts suggesting that controls over birds bred in captivity be tightened has been ignored by the government, a committee member said ... the import of birds bred in captivity. In addition, bird experts have contended that the imports of wild birds are the major source of bird flu infections in Hong Kong despite the city having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582506/bird-flu-panel-says-proposals-ignored
  4. Dead egret sparks bird flu alert

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Park went on bird flu alert after a little egret suspected of having the H5 virus was found dead, the second in two weeks. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said further tests would be done to see if the bird had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The egret's body was found on Monday. Another sick bird of the same species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618608/dead-egret-sparks-bird-flu-alert
  5. Pandemic the main worry

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani More people are concerned about the possibility of a flu pandemic than a bird flu outbreak, and almost all workers feel they cannot rely on employers for help in the event of either crisis, a survey has found. A study by People's Health Actions and Baptist University that surveyed 1,032 people found one in two families had prepared for bird flu or a flu pandemic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583964/pandemic-main-worry
  6. Bird flu measures stepped up

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government is to step up efforts to prevent bird flu, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said yesterday. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department earlier confirmed that a little egret found in Tuen Mun Park on November 18 had tested positive for the H5N1 virus. Mr Tsang said there had been no bird flu outbreak in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617111/bird-flu-measures-stepped
  7. Avian flu scare sparks call to halt practice of releasing birds

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... groups to stop people seeking blessings by releasing birds into the wild following the discovery of a dead bird with avian flu in a busy shopping district. But an academic says only an outright ... There is speculation that six scaly-breasted munias found dead on Sunday in Causeway Bay may have been released by people seeking blessings. One of the six tested positive for H5 bird flu. Further tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577684/avian-flu-scare-sparks-call-halt-practice-releasing-birds
  8. Bird expert warns of avian flu hazard at Mong Kok market

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Flocks of white-backed munia were still flying around and eating freely in the Mong Kok caged-bird market a day after a dead one found nearby tested positive for H5 bird flu ... feed there. 'This can be very dangerous with so many birds together, especially after a bird was found to have H5 flu recently. If one of them falls ill, it can quickly infect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579091/bird-expert-warns-avian-flu-hazard-mong-kok-market
  9. Bird fanciers warned about avian flu

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.18pm: Health authorities on Friday urged pet bird sellers and keepers to be on their guard against avian flu, after a dead bird found in the territory was found ... Experts with the department said there were no signs of an outbreak in wild birds in Hong Kong. But it warned that winter posed high risks in regard to bird flu in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577591/bird-fanciers-warned-about-avian-flu
  10. Poultry workers unruffled by bird flu cases

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... being at the epicentre of the latest outbreak of deadly bird flu. A 24-year-old Nanjing man died from the H5N1 virus on December 2, becoming the 17th person to die of bird flu on the mainland ... of boiling water to scald off the feathers. 'There's bird flu in Nanjing, but it isn't in this part of the city,' he said, cutting open a bird and ripping out its innards with his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619666/poultry-workers-unruffled-bird-flu-cases

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