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  1. Tree trimming at bird-flu kindergarten pleases parents

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Elaine Wu and Mary Ann Benitez Managers of an estate in Lam Tin, where a boy is suspected to have contracted bird flu, yesterday took a chainsaw to a tree outside the boy's ... a day after the bird flu case was revealed. Twenty students stayed home yesterday, said principal Wong Sau-han. The five-year-old Kwun Tong boy admitted to hospital on November 27 with the H9N2 ...

  2. Bird flu: seek answers from the past

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

    ... Much was reported last year about the origins of Sars- Hong Kong and Guangzhou were said to be the hot zones. And now much is being reported about the origins of bird flu and linked respiratory diseases. This time the hot zones are in Southeast Asia. Should reports of these places, especially Hong Kong, being hot zones for disease come as a surprise? I refer to a book called ...

  3. Local medical workers more worried about Sars, bird flu

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Felix Chan and Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong medical workers are more concerned about bird flu and Sars than their mainland counterparts, a study has found. The inter-university study, led ... Kong medical workers scored 4.05 for bird flu, compared with just 3.44 among mainland workers. A similar result was recorded for Sars, with Hong Kong and mainland health workers scoring 4.59 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. A health hazard?

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With flocks of white-backed munia still flying around and eating in the caged-bird market in Mong Kok yesterday, a day after a dead one found nearby tested positive for H5 bird flu, should the market be closed as a precaution? Send us your views. ...

  6. Mai Po ban ruffles birdwatcher's feathers

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... flu to humans. 'It's a very tenuous link,' he says. 'Bird flu is really a problem for the poultry industry. Two migrant birds, maybe three, have died of it in Hong Kong. 'They should reopen it and keep an eye out for any suspicious deaths. If the birds had this variety [of bird flu], they would be dying.' Although most visitors are unlikely to come to Hong ...

  7. Chicken policy

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's health minister wants centralised slaughtering of chickens in order to stop bird flu. An expert says that because of the risk posed by live-chicken smuggling, Hong Kong should talk with Guangdong about it too adopting centralised slaughtering. Should Hong Kong move on both objectives? Share your views: write to us. ...

  8. Three-week closure too long: bird reserve

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... the park, which is managed by WWF Hong Kong, had been shut because of a bird flu infection. Mr Cheng said it was unnecessary to close the park for so long because of a single infection case. ... 'Therefore the risk to the public at Mai Po is exceptionally low.' In announcing the reopening of the park, the department said the 21-day closure was in line with recommendations on bird flu ...

  9. Dead crow may have H5 virus

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Preliminary tests indicate a dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po may have been carrying the H5 strain of bird flu, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The bird's carcass was found on October 15 at the trash collection chamber in Sham Shui Po park. A department spokesman said precautionary measures were being stepped up. ...

  10. Traders fear paltry business will force bird market to shut

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Julia Xuantong Zhu

    ... and fellow traders say the government is not helping, despite the garden being a popular tourist attraction. He said the fallout from the bird flu scare and government restrictions and requirements ... it was at that time. If it goes on like this, I'd rather do some other job,' he said. Johnny Wong, a cage trader since the bird garden opened in 1997, said bird flu had reduced his business to 10 per ...




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