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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we've seen US virologist Dr Anthony Fauci on a new HIV treatment from a team led by HKU's Professor Chen Zhiwei   Bird flu has become a Chinese problem with global implications Taiwan-based epidemiologist Professor King Chwan-chuen   [The leak] puts the American people at risk. And trying to determine who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1238489/who-said-it
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A life and death battle for Beijing Bird flu sub-types affecting humans are named with science in mind, factually and without emotion. As innocuous as the four-character ... at any one time- and the close proximity of people to animals and birds makes for ideal breeding conditions for cross-species flu viruses. Up to 80 per cent of chickens are raised in backyards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424859/containing-bird-flu-viruses-life-and-death-battle-china
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... well-being and, ultimately, the good of mankind. This is particularly important in the wake of two newly discovered deadly viruses- the novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu strain, ... as airborne exposure has renewed fears that the new bird flu strain is far more dangerous than it seems. The anniversary of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome 10 years ago is a good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250952/dont-let-profit-stall-fight-against-disease
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2013

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

    ... in a mother's milk. Therefore this venture that has been launched in Guangzhou should be commended and supported. Ho Po-shan, Ho Man Tin   Bird flu fight bolstered by leadership I refer to the report ("Reduce bird flu fatalities, Li urges health officials", April 29). The reappearance of bird flu which has evolved into H7N9 has already caused a great deal of suffering on the mainland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1234991/letters-editor-may-11-2013
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:39am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Province known for its taste for fresh poultry has not gone as far as others to prevent spread Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu Following the recent news of more bird flu cases in Guangdong- two of them Hong Kong residents who contracted the disease in Shenzhen-authorities in the province appear to be making serious efforts to contain the outbreak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1391343/guangdong-slow-apply-lessons-learnt-bird-flu
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. Guangzhou authorities clearly think that time has arrived, after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the key to containing H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Vigilance the key to contain virus Ever since the H7N9 flu virus hit the region in March, the risk of human infection in Hong Kong has inevitably increased. Despite an array of precautionary measures put in place, it was only a matter of time before the bird flu reached our doorstep. Our line of defence was finally broken on Monday when an Indonesian domestic helper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371885/vigilance-key-containing-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the best defence against bird flu

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Vigilance the best defence H7N9, the bird flu strain that has health officials on edge, is now on Hong Kong's doorstep. A confirmed case in the Guangdong city ... stricken, 45 have died. That is a fatality rate half a dozen times more than that for common seasonal flu. H7N9 has caused more human infections in a shorter period than any other bird flu. It has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298494/vigilance-best-defence-against-bird-flu
  10. Comment - Blogs

    'Eat only vegetables and fish,' retail boss' letter to staff about bird flu goes viral

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Liu Qiangdong, chief executive of Jingdong Mall, China’s second-largest online retailer, sent out a caring letter to his employees on Wednesday, warning them against the deadly new strain of bird flu. The letter went viral after an insider posted it on Weibo, China’s popular social networking website. Many bloggers, after reading it, joked that it was further proof ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1206966/eat-only-vegetables-and-fish-retail-boss-letter-staff-about-bird-flu

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