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  1. HKU drug cocktail for bird flu ups survival rate fourfold in mice

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A University of Hong Kong research team says it has found a possible new way of treating bird-flu infections in humans after a drug-cocktail trial on mice proved effective. ... in mice. 'Hong Kong does not have any [bird flu] patients so we can't test it on humans, but experts elsewhere can consider using it in a human trial.' The team injected 1,000 lethal ...

  2. Bird flu

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng While our attention has been focused on the tsunami disaster, bird flu has been spreading in Vietnam. Between December and last week, seven people have died of the disease ... year: the bird flu arriving with the cooler weather, wiping out poultry flocks, infecting some people then burning out or hiding in some North American wild ducks, only to return next winter? Dr ...

  3. More regional help vital to contain bird flu threat

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a deadly bird flu outbreak continues in a number of Southeast Asian countries, Hong Kong and the rest of the region should be stepping up efforts to help. The areas most likely ... that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has set up a bird flu taskforce and that this group is set for a 10-member meeting in May. But talks should start now among members and bodies such as the World ...

  4. Politics must not impede science in the flu fight

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Swine flu has caused global concern for nine days and been detected in 18 countries, but vital questions about the virus remain. The World Health Organisation has upped its alert to one ... the swine flu virus. Available evidence so far suggests that Mexico appears to be the epicentre, though there are also reports indicating the virus might have originated in California. Anyhow, ...

  5. Danger from the delta

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Experts say the bird flu virus spreading through East Asia could be far more devastating than Sars. Both outbreaks have been traced to southern China, Peter Kammerer reports Hong Kong may ... could emanate. Sars pulled back economic growth, but the next virus to strike Hong Kong- and some experts believe it could well be an unstoppable strain of bird flu- may well provoke a downward ...

  6. Prepare for pandemic, urges flu kit

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a pandemic. News of the kits comes as the city remains on an 'alert' response level amid a wave of regional bird flu outbreaks that have claimed 50 lives. Dr Leung pointed out the flu ... Mary Ann Benitez To be distributed to households soon, it recommends that residents buy in an adequate stock of masks and pills A flu information kit to be issued to households urges them ...

  7. HK will be hit hardest in a flu pandemic

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trevor Willison City's economy has the most to lose if H5N1 goes global Hong Kong's economy will be hit hardest if a bird-flu pandemic sweeps Asia and the world, according ... The dangers are revealed in a special report for CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets entitled 'One Flu over the Chicken's Nest'. The 38-page report- compiled by a team from Bio Economic Research ...

  8. Recession no excuse to ignore pandemic threat

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... epidemiologists have warned that bird flu could be the basis of the next pandemic. Were it to happen during this recession, the costs to public health, order and economies might be very high, even tipping ... in Hong Kong in 1997. Since the virus re-emerged here in 2003 and then spread widely, avian flu has killed or forced the culling of more than 300 million birds, mainly poultry. It is endemic ...

  9. Talking turkey

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng Make the most of your turkey feast this year, because if the direst predictions about bird flu and what it's doing to our bird life and domestic poultry come true, ... International Alumni. 'You don't need a human to wipe out the planet- bird flu can do it,' said Professor Kennedy Shortridge, retired professor of microbiology at the University of Hong ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wharf sues over tendering bribes Wharf (Holdings) has launched a $9.5 million claim against a former director of another company who has been jailed for bribery involving the tendering of the Wharf construction projects. The High Court writ is against Edwin Tso Wai-cheung, 40, who has been jailed for six years. Sars, bird flu on list Workers who get Sars or bird flu while on the job ...




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