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  1. public health

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... b. Because people have changed their habit of eating live chickens. c. Because there is no suitable location to build it. d. Because there is no high risk of bird flu for now. e. Because ... in a basket on top of cages 5 According to Dr Yuen Kwok-yung, the risk of bird flu in Hong Kong is low because: a. people are eating fewer fresh chickens. b. people prefer fish to chicken nowadays. c. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716672/public-health
  2. Fears ease over bird flu case

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The flu pandemic response level was lowered from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday, after doctors deemed that a bird flu case involving a 59-year-old woman ... the disease, nor was the H5N1 flu virus found in live birds and chickens in the city. The woman was the city's first bird flu patient in seven years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732829/fears-ease-over-bird-flu-case
  3. City on alert for bird flu as virus kills Hubei woman

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is on alert against bird flu after a pregnant woman in Hubei province died of the infectious disease on Thursday. The death, the first this year, was disclosed ... a 13-year-old plan for a central slaughterhouse for live poultry, saying the risk of bird flu had diminished. Health authorities in the city were still gathering information about the case last night, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716220/city-alert-bird-flu-virus-kills-hubei-woman
  4. Vendors break the rules on live chickens

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Vendors of live chickens are not adhering to a set of hygiene rules and guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of bird flu outbreaks, with many slaughtering chickens bare-handed and some keeping poultry in overcrowded cages. This comes a day after the government said it would shelve a central slaughterhouse plan- once touted as essential to prevent bird flu- saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716032/vendors-break-rules-live-chickens
  5. Reading the cards makes for some interesting times

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and bird flu, and the death of graffiti artist and King of Kowloon Tsang Tsou-choi... they are all there, for our collective enjoyment. One card that has been withdrawn- apparently because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704971/reading-cards-makes-some-interesting-times
  6. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about infectious diseases. The recurrence of human bird flu after an absence of seven years is worrying, but not a cause for panic. ... off. We have now got procedures and measures in place to prevent a repeat. Those practices have to be strictly followed. We have been dealing with bird flu off and on in East Asia since 1997 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731025/information-flow-vital-latest-bird-flu-case
  7. Chicken with bird flu prompts big clean-up

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Agricultural officers clad in protective clothing conducted a clean-up in Sha Lo Wan, Lantau Island, yesterday after a dead chicken found on the coast there last Saturday tested positive for H5 bird flu. They scoured the seashore and neighbouring villages but found no more chicken carcasses. Officers said no poultry farm was within 3 kilometres of where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734124/chicken-bird-flu-prompts-big-clean
  8. Bird flu woman may be asked to give blood to help other patients

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's first bird flu patient in seven years may be invited to give blood after her recovery so her antibodies against the virus can be used to treat other patients. ... will make a full recovery from severe pneumonia will not be known for one or two weeks. The head of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, said while the bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731361/bird-flu-woman-may-be-asked-give-blood-help-other-patients
  9. Woman, 59, first HK bird flu case in seven years

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee A 59-year-old woman was in a serious condition last night after contracting the bird flu virus, the first confirmed case in Hong Kong for seven years. The government yesterday raised the city's bird flu alert level to 'serious'. Health officials have not been able to confirm whether the infection is a local or imported case. The woman, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730783/woman-59-first-hk-bird-flu-case-seven-years
  10. Indonesia stumbles in containing bird flu

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Hera Diani

    ... Hera Diani in Jakarta Indonesia has suffered more than its fair share of bird flu, and it remains the world's worst-affected country, with 168 human cases between 2005 and May ... Organisation. The drop was partly due to the work of the National Commission for Bird Flu Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness. The government-backed body was established in 2006 to oversee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721715/indonesia-stumbles-containing-bird-flu

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