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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian farm quarantined to contain bird flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 04:31pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia’s first outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in 15 years should be contained by a cull of 50,000 chickens, authorities said on Friday, although ... and South Africa. Producers typically earn about A$1 per kilogram for chicken products. Many countries, including Japan, have automatic measures to stop imports when there is an outbreak of bird flu ...

  2. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams As you read the news, perhaps you ask yourself: 'Why aren't half of us dead from bird flu?' After all, renowned flu hunter Robert Webster remarked ... role.' Just last month, a feverish Guangdong boy visited Hong Kong for medical checks, and tested positive for bird flu, then on Friday came news that some bird flu strains may be just three ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 11:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A four-year-old boy has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. The boy, from Bogor district in western Java, died on December 6 after a week of high fever. “He contracted the H5N1 (bird flu) virus from playing with chickens at his home,” Rita Kusriastuti, head ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    H7 bird flu at Australian farm; 'no impact' on food safety

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney First outbreak of virus Down Under in 15 years prompts Japan to ban chicken and egg imports Deadly bird flu hits Australian poultry farm Australia, a major exporter of foodstuffs to Hong Kong, has reported its first outbreak of deadly bird flu in 15 years, on a poultry farm in New South Wales. Following the announcement Japan said it would ban imports of poultry ...

  5. High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare summer bird flu case and a delay in the latest vaccine for poultry could add up to a severe outbreak of the deadly virus this winter, an expert ... active in winter,' said Professor Yuen Kwok-yung head of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong. 'More wild birds we picked up this year were infected with H5N1 bird flu ...

  6. Parents warned of bird flu risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition worsening in the last 24 hours. The Centre for Health Protection revealed the boy had visited a wet market selling live ... from a private clinic in Mong Kok where the boy was first treated for fever on May 26 have also been quarantined, but none has tested positive for bird flu. Dr Ho Pak-leung, the city's ...

  7. Bird Garden closed in flu scare

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found ... for the government to review whether the Dutch vaccine we have been using for years is still protective enough for the virus,' Ho said. Bird flu has been detected in 22 samples taken from birds ...

  8. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners at the market in Yuen Po Street could not estimate how much business they had lost, but said they were happy with the HK$12,000 compensation from the government. Leung Yin-chun, whose 1,000 birds were ...

  9. Guangdong boy in Hong Kong has bird flu

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang Hospitals have been put on serious alert after a boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong was confirmed to have caught bird flu. The Centre for Health Protection ... unless on compassionate grounds. A telephone hotline, 2125 1111, has been set up for public inquiries. The last bird flu scare was in January after a man who contracted the H5N1 virus died ...

  10. Toddler's rare bird flu worries experts

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as there is no vaccination so far to stop the particular strain from circulating among poultry. The boy, who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, was confirmed to have caught bird flu last week. He remains in serious ... worried about The vaccination now used on poultry is not wholly effective against this type,' he said. Lo said the current vaccine could suppress flu symptoms on birds so that even ...




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