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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China

    China reports year’s second fatal case of bird flu

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France Presse in Beijing A man in southwestern China has died of bird flu, health authorities said on Saturday, becoming the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year. ... to trigger a pandemic. More than 365 people have died of bird flu globally since the virus re-emerged in 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. Its figures show that China saw 25 deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1156955/china-reports-years-second-fatal-case-bird-flu
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Elderly man dies of bird flu in Zhejiang, raising China death toll to 22

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:25am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters in Beijing An elderly man in eastern China died of bird flu on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from a strain that recently emerged in humans to 22, a provincial health agency ... with poultry, but he said it appeared human-to-human transmission was rare. Some bird samples have tested positive and China has culled thousands of birds and shut down some live poultry markets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221816/china-bird-flu-death-toll-rises-22
  6. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, LO WEI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Lo Wei Death of 49-year-old after contact with infected dead poultry an isolated incident, say experts Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu A 49-year-old man in Sichuan has died of H5N6 bird flu in the first known human infection of the strain in the world. The man from Nanchong, Nanbu county, had been in contact with dead poultry that had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1506142/sichuan-poultry-farmer-confirmed-dead-new-bird-flu-strain-h5n6
  7. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China's 2014 bird flu death toll rises to nearly 100

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Almost 100 people in China have died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in the first three months of the year, but the number of both fatalities and infections declined in March, government figures showed. A total of 24 people died from the disease in March, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in monthly figures for infectious disease, down from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475936/chinas-2014-bird-flu-death-toll-rises-nearly-100
  8. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    New bird-flu strain seen in Adelie penguins in Antarctic

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said. The virus was unlike any other avian flu known to science, said the report yesterday in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "It raises a lot of unanswered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505979/new-bird-flu-strain-seen-adelie-penguins-antarctic
  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Shenzhen makes a half-hearted start to trial ban on live poultry

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:44am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Traders in Futian complain they haven't been fully informed of details for delta's second moratorium that aims to keep bird flu in check Shenzhen's half-hearted ... to reduce the incidence of bird flu. The ban was originally slated for July 1, but it was delayed several days until this Thursday. Many live chickens continued to be traded in the district's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552363/shenzhen-makes-half-hearted-start-trial-ban-live-poultry
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily between animals. "The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly ... and other birds, but occasionally strains mutate into a form that can infect humans. The H5N1 bird flu strain has killed at least 386 people since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531011/scientists-recreate-deadly-spanish-flu

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