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  1. HEALTH

    Mainland poultry could be allowed into market before results of bird-flu tests

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:19pm

    ... Mainland birds could be allowed into Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market while awaiting bird flu tests under new contingency plan. Live poultry from the mainland would be allowed back in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market before the results of their bird-flu tests were known, under a new government plan. If any were to test positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434241/mainland-poultry-could-be-allowed-market-results-bird-flu-tests
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Starting from Friday, the government will test live poultry imports with a more sensitive plasma test as threats of the deadly H7 bird flu virus loom ... for me to say that we would not detect anything at all.” The new plasma test will replace a gene test introduced in April last year after an H7N9 bird flu outbreak on the mainland. The gene test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Inquiry into scientists' exposure to bacteria also finds 'distressing' violations involving bird flu Anthrax probe reveals breaches in bioterror lab The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had uncovered a new safety breach at its bioterror research laboratories involving dangerous bird flu, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief The government has lowered Hong Kong's influenza pandemic response level from "serious" to "alert" as the H7N9 bird flu outbreak has eased. The serious level- second on a three-level scale of which the top rank is "emergency"- had been in place since December when the first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530983/bird-flu-threat-has-eased-says-health-chief
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 09:17pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists swap bird flu gene with one from human virus in laboratory guinea pig tests H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate A team of top Chinese researchers has found that swapping a single gene of the H5N1 bird flu virus with one from H1N1 human flu makes it transmissible between guinea pigs, representing a jump from bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1229485/fears-man-made-bird-flu-bug
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The number of human infections of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu should be expected to rise if the live poultry trade continues, mainland officials have warned. Mainland health authorities ... Commission, said experts had estimated mainland China would continue to show cases of human infection of H7N9 bird flu, but surveillance had found that transmission was still from poultry to humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Cases of new bird flu strain enough to cause 'alarm' about its possibility for mutation A novel bird flu virus that has killed one mainlander and left ... and may cause more human infections in the future." An expert in infectious diseases in Hong Kong, meanwhile, said tests for the H10 virus should be stepped up among flu patients and poultry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421212/china-scientists-reveal-second-case-h10n8-raising-alarm-about-bird-flus
  8. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... leaders have asked health authorities to share less information about an outbreak of bird flu, as sales have suffered from an ever increasing death toll. In open letters, the national association of poultry farmers and their provincial counterparts in Guangxi and Guangdong have as asked local authorities to “stop reporting individual cases of H7N9”, referring to the deadly bird flu strain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... Stuart Lau and Lo Wei Three-week ban on live chicken sales after bird flu found at market The government yesterday banned the sale of live chickens for three weeks and is preparing to cull 20,000 birds at the wholesale market in Cheung Sha Wan today. The developments came after a sample from a Guangdong supplier tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, which has killed dozens of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415003/one-batch-live-chickens-may-be-infected-h7-virus-health-officials-say
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai Shanghai lifted its flu epidemic alert yesterday, with the municipal government saying that no new human cases of H7N9 bird flu had been recorded for three weeks. An assessment by a panel of specialists from the city's health authorities suggested the virus appeared to be under control, with the growth in new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1235050/bird-flu-alert-lifted-shanghai

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