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  1. 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. ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authorities to contain the spread of infectious diseases such as Sars and bird flu. ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong has urged the government to increase the ratio of mainland students at local universities from 8 per cent to 20 per cent. funds for Bird-flu studies The Li Ka-shing Foundation has donated $30 million to finance bird-flu research by the French Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, the Joint Influenza Research Centre of Shantou University Medical College, ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bird flu fears prompt 36pc to change eating habits Thirty-six per cent of people in Hong Kong are switching to safer alternatives as bird flu becomes a health threat, a global survey ... destinations where bird flu cases had been reported. Social responsibility not reflected in work hours Companies are becoming more socially responsible as a way of improving their financial value, ...

  5. Mainland to use HK's medical specialist system as a blueprint

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also praised what the Hong Kong government had done in the fight against bird flu. 'Bird flu is the common challenge for the mainland and Hong Kong in public health. It is wise to prepare, but not necessary to plunge into social panic and wear masks at every moment,' he said. 'The Hong Kong government has made many correct decisions in preventing bird flu, including banning backyard ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong triad and was linked to a $100 million soccer gambling ring smashed in Macau on Saturday, they said. bird-flu-like symptoms Twelve cases of bird-flu-like symptoms were received ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... End of ban on imports from bird flu zone The government yesterday decided to lift the import suspension on live poultry and birds as well as their products from within a 24km radius of Xinzao town, Panyu, as no new case of bird flu had surfaced after highly pathogenic H5N1 killer virus was confirmed among ducks in the area on September 17. The ban will be lifted from today. ...

  8. Guangdong breeders hit out at ban

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government suspended live poultry imports from Guangdong for three weeks from yesterday, after a Guangzhou man was confirmed to have died from bird flu. Jiang Weifeng, deputy manager of Guangdong ... such a decision.' Mr Zhang said live poultry from Guangdong destined for the Hong Kong market was vaccinated, bred in clean environments and safe to eat. Guangzhou's human bird flu case has also caused ...

  9. Hong Kong patriots

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country. PATRICK WONG, Wong Tai Sin History of plagues I refer to the letter headlined 'Bird flu: seek answers from the past' (February 8). An ideal day out for people who would like ... and bird flu. I hope that the Sars outbreak was just an accident and that the 'Pandora's box of pandemics' is sealed forever. CHRISTINA ISLAM, Mid-Levels ...

  10. Message about dialogue is still not getting through

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and they remain high now. The bigger threat comes not from meningitis, but bird flu and a return of Sars. Bird flu outbreaks on the mainland last winter and in Southeast Asia at the moment mean that we ...




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