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  1. Independence crucial for scientific endeavour

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and diabetes, and new, drug resistant or dangerously adaptable viruses, such as the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The emergence of the mainland and its vast research resources adds a new dimension ... years before the mainland reported any human bird-flu infections. The significance has just been revealed in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine by eight Chinese scientists from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553838/independence-crucial-scientific-endeavour
  2. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Two more cases of human bird flu in China

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 09:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said. A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and February 3 respectively, Xinhua said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1147832/two-more-cases-human-bird-flu-china
  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh A six-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to nine so far this year, the World Health ... in deaths this year. The virus has killed some 376 people worldwide since a major outbreak in 2003, according to WHO statistics. It typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274099/six-year-old-cambodian-girl-dies-bird-flu
  4. News - China

    Guiyang woman dies of bird flu in hospital

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A woman in southwestern China died of bird flu on Wednesday, state media said, a rare case in the country of a fatality from the H5N1 virus since a major ... who developed signs of the virus around the same time, was reported over the weekend to be in critical condition. More than 365 people have died of bird flu globally since a 2003 outbreak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1149421/21-year-old-woman-dies-bird-flu-guiyang-china
  5. Plan of defence

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Bird flu is a major global health threat right on our doorstep, but is Hong Kong able to deal with a pandemic, asks Barclay Crawford Scientists, the WHO and now the UN have all warned ... it comes to contracting bird flu from poultry, rest easy, because the World Health Organisation describes the city as Asia's 'gold standard'. But if you are worried about being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519076/plan-defence
  6. Human spread of bird flu confirmed

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor But WHO says virus' spread from daughter to mother is one-off Thai health officials said yesterday that a woman who died of bird flu had probably caught ... that human-to-human transmission of the bird flu known as H5N1 was not new and that the case did not point to an imminent pandemic. Suspicions of human-to-human spread of bird flu were raised on Monday when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472290/human-spread-bird-flu-confirmed
  7. 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
  8. Counting the cost of bird flu

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson What would happen to economies in Asia and other parts of the world if bird flu triggered a global influenza epidemic among humans? Historically, the interval between ... per cent- a major economic catastrophe. Meanwhile, in its latest assessment of the situation published this week, the WHO notes that despite the spread of bird flu, human infections remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537715/counting-cost-bird-flu
  9. Determination needed to end live chicken trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The need to bring an end to the outdated and unhygienic practice of slaughtering chickens in wet markets has been obvious ever since an outbreak of bird flu claimed six lives in the city ... was last year's Sars outbreak which, in the most painful of ways, demonstrated that public health must be the priority. The recent outbreaks of bird flu on the mainland and other parts of Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450829/determination-needed-end-live-chicken-trade
  10. Cap on chicken imports could be eased

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Staff Reporter

    ... a man died of bird flu in Guangzhou- 30,000 birds a day were imported. The government argued that market demand had fallen by a third with the increased risk of bird flu infection. Poultry ... meeting Zhang Dechang, director-general of Guangdong's Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Mrs Yau said the bird flu threat to the province had stabilised. 'There are no [new] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541311/cap-chicken-imports-could-be-eased

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