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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556215/ministry-waits-result-possible-2003-bird-flu-case
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540128/dont-dump-pets-panic-over-bird-flu-official-says
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541462/do-you-think-keeping-dogs-and-cats-dangerous-given-threat-bird-flu
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476887/expert-warns-against-feeding-raw-meat-furry-friends
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443198/imports-banned-bird-street-stays-open
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443326/reports-deaths-mainland-nonsense
  7. First cases of dogs with swine flu on mainland

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Respiratory Diseases, warned people should be alert to possible mutation of the swine flu virus, especially since the H5N1 bird flu virus had existed on the mainland for a while. He said that because the swine and bird flu viruses existed on the mainland at the same time, they could combine to form another, more fatal and contagious virus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699830/first-cases-dogs-swine-flu-mainland
  8. Amendment introduced to Legco to allow birds to be kept as pets

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 7.32pm: Despite the need to stop the spread of bird-flu in Hong Kong, current laws need to be amended to allow pet owners to keep specified birds as pets, Secretary ... keeping of the specified birds, including chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons and quails, that have been kept as pets before the law that banned backyard poultry came into effect.? The confirmed case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542320/amendment-introduced-legco-allow-birds-be-kept-pets
  9. U-turn means owners can keep pet birds

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'appropriate biosecurity measures'. Mr Chan said that because the H5N1 virus that causes bird flu was constantly mutating, the exemption could be restricted. 'In future, if we have evidence ... Mary Ann Benitez Bird owners may keep their pets after all, the government said yesterday, in a policy U-turn ahead of a judicial review of its poultry ban sought by the Heung Yee Kuk. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537936/u-turn-means-owners-can-keep-pet-birds
  10. QUOTES OF THE WEEK

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539883/quotes-week

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