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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu

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

    ... 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 Organisation said on Tuesday. The girl, ... some 376 people worldwide since a major outbreak in 2003, according to WHO statistics. It typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact. But experts fear it could mutate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274099/six-year-old-cambodian-girl-dies-bird-flu
  3. 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
  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. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia fights surge in H5N1 deaths as Vietnam reports first death in 14 months

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh As China scrambles to contain a deadly new strain of bird flu, Cambodia is battling a spike in the better known H5N1 strain that is baffling experts a decade after a major outbreak began in Asia. Bird flu has killed eight people so far this year in Cambodia, including six children, while more than 13,000 chickens have been culled or died from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1210724/cambodia-fights-surge-h5n1-deaths-vietnam-reports-first-death-14-months
  7. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams As you read the news, perhaps you ask yourself: 'Why aren't half of us dead from bird flu?' After all, renowned flu hunter Robert Webster remarked ... role.' Just last month, a feverish Guangdong boy visited Hong Kong for medical checks, and tested positive for bird flu, then on Friday came news that some bird flu strains may be just three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004831/little-fear-bird-flu-unless-youre-chicken
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Bird flu claims second human fatality this year Health authorities said a man in the southwestern province of Guizhou died of bird flu yeserday. His ... human cases of bird flu had been reported in the province. Another city resident, a 21-year-old woman, died from the virus earlier this month. Xinhua said both victims had come into close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157287/china-reports-second-fatal-case-bird-flu-year-guizhou
  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 11:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta A four-year-old boy has died of bird flu in Indonesia, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the 10th fatal case in the country this year. The boy, from Bogor district in western Java, died on December 6 after a week of high fever. “He contracted the H5N1 (bird flu) virus from playing with chickens at his home,” Rita Kusriastuti, head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1107329/four-year-old-dies-bird-flu-indonesia
  10. 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

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