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  1. HK police, poultry traders scuffle

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Guangdong, where no bird flu outbreak has occurred. 'Why can't the government increase chicken imports?' Poultry Dealers and Workers Association member Ma Ping-loon said. He said ... of live-chicken traders accepted compensation to surrender their licences. Imports were suspended for three weeks last month after bird flu was found on a farm in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the Food ...

  2. Bird flu measures for abattoir

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A central poultry slaughterhouse proposed for the city, its first, will come with measures to prevent bird flu infection, the government said in a report detailing its ... infection by bird flu, by separating humans from live poultry. Bird flu of the H5N1 strain, considered a significant pandemic threat, first jumped the species barrier from birds to humans in 1997 ...

  3. Guangdong urged to check for bird flu on Pearl River

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Ng Yuk-hang and Ng Kang-chung Carcasses with H5 found on Lantau may be from mainland Guangdong will be asked to check if there has been a recent undetected bird flu outbreak along the Pearl River after strong indications that the carcasses of three birds with H5 bird flu found on Lantau Island may have drifted ashore from the mainland. Secretary for Food ...

  4. Mai Po reserve steps up measures against bird flu

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Infections point to rising risk of outbreak, says academic Mai Po Nature Reserve has stepped up measures to monitor and prevent bird flu after a dead wild bird infected ... flu on the mainland, indicated that the risk of an outbreak was rising. Officers from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department reported no new bird or poultry carcasses on Lantau ...

  5. Bird flu peril increasing, health chief warns

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The risk of bird flu infection has become more serious, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said after nine bird carcasses found in the city tested positive for the H5 virus and the Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for 21 days. Birds were more prone to bird flu infection in winter and that could spread to humans, Dr Chow said after a Legislative Council ...

  6. Dead fowl infected with H5 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Two ducks and a goose infected with H5 bird flu have been found dead on Lantau Island, prompting an expert to warn that Hong Kong could be hit by an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 ... and Conservation Department collected the body of another duck from the same spot yesterday. Preliminary tests on all the birds showed they had H5 bird flu. More tests are needed to determine whether ...

  7. Warning on bird flu for New Year

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Health Ministry demands vigilance against virus during holiday travel The Ministry of Health issued a stark warning yesterday about a possible bird flu outbreak ... contagious virus in Beijing has once again reminded us of the need for vigilance against bird flu and possible human infection,' ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said in Beijing. Nineteen-year-old ...

  8. Young migrant worker dies of bird flu in Beijing after handling and eating ducks

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Beijing health authorities confirmed yesterday that a 19-year-old woman died in the capital from the H5N1 bird flu strain. The woman, Huang Yanqing, was a migrant worker from ... for Disease Control and Prevention. Test results identified the virus as H5N1, one of the most fatal and infectious bird flu strains. More than 100 people, including family members, neighbours ...

  9. Two dead birds flu-free, but more found

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Two dead birds found on a north Lantau beach were not carrying the bird flu virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said last night. But officers ... tests were needed to determine whether they died from the potentially deadly H5N1 strain. The string of dead fowl on the beaches has raised fears about the spread of bird flu. University of Hong ...

  10. Bird flu response level eased after 4 months without virus report

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The government lowered the response level for bird flu from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday after a four-month lull in incidences of the virus. The response level was raised to 'serious' on December 9 last year when chickens at a Yuen Long farm were found to be infected with H5N1 bird flu. Thousands of birds were culled at the farm, which ...




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