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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486701/bird-flu
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/492633/more-regional-help-vital-contain-bird-flu-threat
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640277/hku-drug-cocktail-bird-flu-ups-survival-rate-fourfold-mice
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488535/city-briefs
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441700/danger-delta
  6. Core values watchdog identifies weak spots

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... demonstrated through, among other things, the work of doctors combating the bird flu threat and the overwhelming generosity of Hong Kong people towards victims of the South Asian tsunami. The Core ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485540/core-values-watchdog-identifies-weak-spots
  7. Disasters provide timely reminder

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tsunami killed about 150,000 people and left millions homeless. What a devastating piece of news to end 2004 and to start a new year. Compared to this catastrophe, bird flu, dengue fever and Sars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/484464/disasters-provide-timely-reminder
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481906/talking-turkey
  9. For the record

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Julian Gearing

    ... 46,000 participants. He braved no less than death by eating from the world's largest pot of chicken stew recently, after several people had died from bird flu (including some reportedly from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447300/record
  10. In praise of charity with the personal touch

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... disaster, the rise of bird flu in the region and other global emergencies are situations in which Hong Kong's citizens can put to good use an obviously deepening sense of civic responsibility. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488208/praise-charity-personal-touch

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