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  1. Ministry waits for result on possible 2003 bird flu case

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

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The Health Ministry is still waiting for the results of tests on samples of a PLA soldier who died in 2003 to confirm whether he died from bird flu, ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said yesterday. The announcement came two weeks after the New England Journal of Medicine published a letter by eight scientists saying the bird flu virus was found in samples ...

  2. Don't dump pets in panic over bird flu, official says

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Pet owners should keep their pets indoors instead of abandoning them in fear of bird flu, the government said yesterday. Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie ... she said. 'Don't dump your cats just because you hear that cats can get bird flu. People should protect their pets and keep them clean. You might need to keep them [indoors] until ...

  3. Do you think keeping dogs and cats is dangerous given the threat of bird flu?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... because any human you bump into in the street might also be a carrier. Annie Tai, 16 Shung Tak Catholic English College Yes, I think so. The death from bird flu of an Egyptian woman last week ... direct contact with a diseased bird they can catch bird flu too. In turn, when you touch your pets you expose yourself to the virus. I am not telling you to abandon your cats and dogs. Stray ...

  4. Expert warns against feeding raw meat to furry friends

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Cats and dogs could be infected by eating rats A bird flu expert has warned pet owners not to let their animals eat rats and birds, despite their natural instinct as hunters. ... 'In villages, some people might still allow their cats to eat dead birds and this is dangerous. Some research has shown that cats can carry the bird flu virus and could pass ...

  5. Reports of deaths on mainland 'nonsense'

    Posted Feb 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou The Health Ministry has denied media reports that people on the mainland have caught bird flu during the current outbreak, saying rumours of human cases were groundless and irresponsible. 'There is no single person infected by the bird flu on the Chinese mainland so far,' Xinhua quoted a Health Ministry spokesman as saying. A report in a British ...

  6. Smoothing ruffled feathers

    Posted Dec 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to bird flu. ...

  7. Imports banned but Bird Street stays open

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Imports of all pet birds will be temporarily suspended following the regional bird flu outbreaks, but Hong Kong's Bird Street market will remain open. The decision ... allowing the Bird Street market to remain open. The moves come after health officials warned that bird flu may have been transmitted across the region by migratory birds. The government yesterday ...

  8. A wild day out for fish, grasshoppers and chickens

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... their freedom.' Mr Cheng stressed that the activity had nothing to do with the recent outbreak of bird flu across East Asia. The foundation purchased the animals used in yesterday's ceremony from the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market. They said all the wild chickens had been vaccinated and should be free of the bird flu virus. The foundation plans to release more animals in June. ...


    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Cho-yee, in a radio interview. 'It is not so strong to actually trap the bird and prevent it from flying away. It is a kind of bird repellent.' An Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department spokesman, suggesting people should use gel on surfaces to ward off wild birds as a measure against bird flu. 'China's socialist system comes from God. We should all protect ...

  10. Don't let the cat out

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng mharris@netvigator.com Will my cat give me bird flu? That's a question being asked across Europe as cats in Germany and Austria test positive for H5N1 bird flu ... in Germany was found dead in an area where wild swans had died from bird flu. In Austria, the cats had come from an area where birds were heavily infected with H5N1, and the authorities think ...




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