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  1. Smoothing ruffled feathers

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

    ... to bird flu. ...

  2. Pollution no deterrent to birdwatchers

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

    ... Story Cheung Chi-fai Photo essay Pollution may have reduced visibility in recent years but Mai Po remains an internationally important bird reserve, especially in southern China. There is certainly nowhere in Hong Kong that can match it as a place to witness spectacular flocks of birds circling at sunset. The government's 10-week closure of the reserve amid the bird flu scare ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gardens, Ting Kau, Castle Peak Road; and a chicken was found in Butterfly Beach, Tuen Mun, on February 3. The public was reminded to avoid contact with wild birds and live poultry. Flu ... Number of dead birds testing positive for H5N1 rises to seven Seven dead birds found recently in Hong Kong had now tested positive for H5N1, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ...

  4. Government lets us all down in flip-flop over central abattoir

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the footprint of live-chicken sales around Hong Kong, but he did not remove the threat of bird flu transmission. The risk profile may have changed but it is not 'science' that is driving ... of live birds have become more concentrated in fewer hands. This allows the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's Sheung Shui laboratories a more manageable sampling volume ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The flight left Hong Kong just after midday on Saturday and returned at 2.30pm. Live bird imports urged Live poultry imports from the mainland should resume because no new bird flu cases had been ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Technology On other matters... In 1997, Hong Kong was hit with an outbreak of bird flu. People were afraid to eat poultry and some turned to buying frozen chickens instead of fresh ones in wet markets. To this day, the government is afraid the disease will return. Officials are now planning to adopt central slaughtering of chickens to prevent bird flu. Under this scheme, many chicken ...

  7. Talk back

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... other birds or people while everyone was heard from. I still don't get it. We are faced with an imminent crisis (another child in Indonesia just died from bird flu) and the government ... if someone died from bird flu because the government had done nothing. Ed Hahn, Central ...

  8. Chicken traders must see writing on the wall

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to make up their minds. The new deadline will also apply to wholesalers, chicken farmers and transport workers. Bird flu is the single biggest health threat Hong Kong faces. The surest way ...

  9. Tech digest

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... technology counters bird flu Researchers at Japan's Tottori University and Sanyo's Human Ecology Research Centre have found a way to disinfect up to 99 per cent of airborne avian influenza ... with the virus showed the same result. Sanyo said the technology was useful in preventing the spread of the bird flu virus, as electrolysed water could be made from tap water and it did not require ...

  10. Shangri-La's HK hotels thrive on travel boom

    Posted Apr 05th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... on average during the period. Mr Angelini expected demand would lift the average room rates of the two hotels 6 to 8 per cent in the rest of this year. He said news of the bird flu had not had ...




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