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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 ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Bird flu suspected in Guangzhou

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A suspected outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus has been reported in poultry farms in Guangzhou amid conflicting messages from local authorities. The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday confirmed that they had discovered traces of a virus resembling the H5N1 bird flu strain in dead ducks collected from farms in Sixian village, in Guangzhou's Panyu district, after ...

  8. Stanley residents fight planting of trees for fear of bird flu, dengue

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... that the eastern side of the waterfront be left without trees. Residents complained that trees would attract birds, mosquitoes and other insects and increase the risk of bird flu, dengue fever and Japanese ... will cite bird flu to argue against tree planting,' said Greg Wong Chuk-yan, vice-chairman of the board's metro planning committee. Infectious diseases specialist Lo Wing-lok said local ...

  9. WHO concerned over possible human bird flu transmission

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The World Health Organisation yesterday expressed concern about the latest bird flu case on the mainland, saying it is not excluding the possibility that the victim ... of China's latest bird flu victim also has the disease. The 52-year-old man, named Lu, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, has the H5N1 strain that killed his son last Sunday. The son and father could have ...

  10. Dead buzzard on Lantau had H5 bird flu

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A common buzzard found dead on Lantau on Monday had H5 bird flu, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has said. Further tests for the deadly H5N1 strain are being done on the carcass, which was picked up at Sha Lo Wan. Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for three weeks on December 13 after a wild bird was confirmed to have H5N1, ...




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