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  1. Migrant with bird flu dies in Guangdong

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

    ... He Huifeng and Zhuang Pinghui Suspected H5N1 victim ate a chicken that died A migrant worker in Guangdong who, tests show, had the potentially lethal strain of bird flu has died, ... was wrong. A colleague of Zhang said the factory's employees had learned on Saturday that she had H5N1 bird flu. 'We are so scared. Her family has killed all the 35 chickens [they were ...

  2. Inside story on bird flu

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Celia Yu

    ... With both parents working in the public health sector, reporter Celia Yu finds out what's really happening with bird flu I am a second year post-graduate student from Fudan University in Shanghai, and I'm doing a three-month internship at the South China Morning Post. While most people would prefer to hear as little as possible about bird flu, it is a popular topic ...

  3. No mystery to human bird-flu case in Guangzhou

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your leader 'Bird-flu precautions worth the cost', (March 8). There is no mystery surrounding the recent human infection in Guangzhou. Bird flu flourishes in large, ... Reserve, as a precaution against the spread of bird flu. Yet, studies by the microbiology department of the University of Hong Kong show that since 2003, wild waterfowl have tested negative ...

  4. Bird flu victim bought poultry

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Officials question report of Shanghai woman's final days Shanghai's first human victim of bird flu died less than two weeks after buying two slaughtered chickens from a local ... of the report. The Ministry of Health confirmed on its website on Friday that a 29-year-old woman identified as Ms Li died of the H5N1 bird flu strain in Shanghai last Tuesday, making her the city's ...

  5. HK stepping up measures against bird-flu outbreaks

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

    ... I refer to the letter by C. R. Bowman, headlined 'Are we preparing for the bird flu pandemic?' (February 1). Since 1998, Hong Kong has put in place a series of preventive ... of these animals. Since last year, the administration has embarked on a high-visibility public education and publicity programme. There is a dedicated website on avian flu (www.gov.hk/info/flu), a page ...

  6. China, Macau and HK discuss combating infectious diseases

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

    ... agreements included establishing an expert team on the prevention and treatment of human bird flu. They had also finalised a list of experts to conduct more research on Aids, human-avian influenza ... They also held discussions on key health issues ? including preparing for a bird flu pandemic. Hong Kong?s Department of Health will organise the seventh tripartite meeting scheduled for July next ...

  7. Ruffled feathers

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many poultry vendors refused to buy live chickens from the wholesale market yesterday in a one-day protest against limits on mainland imports imposed to fight bird flu. Should normal mainland supplies be reinstated? Write to us ...

  8. Beijing's flu plan is just what the doctor ordered

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for such an outbreak to begin. Beijing has been refreshingly frank about the risk of human-to-human transmission of a mutated bird-flu virus beginning on the mainland and growing into a pandemic, and about ... under the emergency plan include setting up an anti-influenza leading work group, surveillance networks, laboratories and a flu and bird-flu database. As the World Health Organisation points ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Thursday think tank

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Dead birds with H5N1 flu found in Hong Kong... bird flu scare, food warnings, the stock market is going crazy, it's just like the good old days of the late 1990s. MTR overcharges ...




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