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  1. New import controls ensure supplies during bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong New controls on poultry imports from Guangdong have been adopted in an effort to stabilise supplies while safeguarding health during a bird flu outbreak in the province. Under ... the new approach was in line with international guidelines. It had already been adopted when dealing with a confirmed case of human bird flu in Shanwei on February 26, and mass chicken deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/632259/new-import-controls-ensure-supplies-during-bird-flu-outbreak
  2. Bird flu returns to Qinghai- virus kills 125 fowl in wetland

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed an outbreak of bird flu among migratory birds in a wetland in Qinghai province, according to its website yesterday. Some 125 birds have ... suspected the birds had died from bird flu. But it was not confirmed until Wednesday, after the samples were sent to the national laboratory to determine the strain. The outbreak occurred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547697/bird-flu-returns-qinghai-virus-kills-125-fowl-wetland
  3. New case reignites bird flu worries

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland confirms a new outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu, in Anhui province, less than four months after it lifted the quarantine from the last outbreak. The Anhui case comes amid reports of new confirmed cases in Vietnam at the weekend and a suspected outbreak in Thailand yesterday. Full report- A4 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462254/new-case-reignites-bird-flu-worries
  4. Girl, nine, is 10th bird flu fatality on the mainland

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai The mainland yesterday reported its 10th human death from bird flu- two days after the fact. The death of a nine-year-old girl from Zhejiang province means ... is possible.' The mainland had reported 15 human cases of bird flu in nine provinces up to Tuesday. Experts say it is difficult to compare mortality rates from the H5N1 virus in China to the rest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539674/girl-nine-10th-bird-flu-fatality-mainland
  5. Guangzhou chickens not killed by bird flu, say authorities

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and affected the poultry flocks of several villagers, officials said. Agricultural watchdogs confirmed that the dead chickens had coccidiosis and denied there had been an outbreak of bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538789/guangzhou-chickens-not-killed-bird-flu-say-authorities
  6. Under fire

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has been criticised for the way it has dealt with the latest bird flu clampdown. Were mistakes made and, if so, what lessons can be learned to deal with any future outbreaks? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641291/under-fire
  7. Tough task

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest bird flu outbreak has raised new questions about Hong Kong?s vulnerability. What more do you think officials could and should do to strengthen our defences against the deadly virus? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663699/tough-task
  8. Improve pneumonia surveillance, hospitals told

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The Ministry of Health has asked hospitals to file written reports on pneumonia cases in an attempt to ensure early identification of bird flu and other infectious diseases. Ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said there had been no human cases linked to the latest bird flu outbreak among birds in Qinghai. But he said surveillance of pneumonia cases with unknown causes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548276/improve-pneumonia-surveillance-hospitals-told
  9. Foot-and-mouth outbreak plagues Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... this year. The report came as officials in eastern Jiangsu province denied the region had any cases of bird flu. The Ministry of Agriculture told the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ... also been reported in Hebei, Shandong and Jiangsu provinces, as well as in Beijing. Two outbreaks of bird flu have also been reported in Xinjiang this year, a source of greater concern because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505615/foot-and-mouth-outbreak-plagues-xinjiang
  10. Anatomy of the outbreak

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January 27: Central government confirms its first outbreak of bird flu in Dingdang township, Guangxi January 29: President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao stress bird flu must be prevented and controlled January 30: Bird-flu-prevention headquarters set up in Beijing, headed by Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu January 31 to February 1: Premier Wen inspects two infected regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448604/anatomy-outbreak

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