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  1. Bird flu threat

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Avian flu has hit Hong Kong regularly since an outbreak in 1997 and the disease is now sweeping the region. Is Hong Kong, both at the level of the government and the general population, doing enough to stave off the threat of a resurgence of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Battling bird flu

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

    ... Are the measures adopted so far by Hong Kong and internationally, by a crisis meeting of Asian government representatives in Bangkok, appropriate and adequate to stop the spread of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

  3. Bird flu closures 'would cost 2,550 jobs'

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Meanwhile, the government announced the threat from bird flu fell from 'serious' to 'alert'. ...

  4. Legco bid to reverse bird flu rules fails

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A last-ditch attempt by some legislators to overturn controversial bird flu measures recently imposed by the government on poultry traders has failed. A resolution from ... and threatened the viability of the sector. Mr Chan said the government had exaggerated the bird-flu threat. 'It wants to create public panic, as [US] President [George W.] Bush did after ...

  5. Slaughterhouse opponents fear bird flu threat

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu, Patsy Moy

    ... of the H5N1 concern group, said areas within 3km of a bird flu outbreak were considered high risk by international standards. 'So, I have reservations about the distance of 200 metres from residential areas,' Dr Lo said. 'The government has to make sure the slaughterhouse will be equipped with all the facilities to contain bird flu in case there is an outbreak.' Lau ...

  6. Relief for workers with Sars, bird flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government plans to add Sars and bird flu to the list of occupational diseases within the next three months. Legislative amendments are being drafted in consultation with the medical and insurance sectors and the Labour Advisory Board. At present, workers seeking compensation from their employers need to provide evidence they contracted either virus at work. If the amendments come ...

  7. Under fire

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government has been criticised for the way it has dealt with the latest bird flu clampdown. Were mistakes made and, if so, what lessons can be learned to deal with any future outbreaks? Write to us. ...

  8. Poultry ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government announced a ban on imports of live birds and poultry meat from the mainland on Friday- two days after a bird flu outbreak was first confirmed in Guangxi. Did the government move fast enough in its attempt to keep the virus out of Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. Painful lessons learnt make for swifter response

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong officials have been more responsive in handling the latest bird flu crisis after learning a painful lesson from the Sars outbreak, lawmakers said yesterday. The government last night announced a ban on the import of mainland poultry after more suspected bird flu cases were reported there- including in Guangdong. Legco's medical sector representative, Lo ...

  10. Poultry payout policy riles lawmakers

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

    ... make owners of pet birds 'even more reluctant to surrender their birds'. The Anti-Bird-Flu Action Alliance criticised the government's 'ever-changing' decisions. ... to ban the keeping at home of more than 20 chickens but to allow exemptions for flocks of racing pigeons. 'Our experience tells us that pigeons are less likely to be infected with avian flu ...




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