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  1. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams As you read the news, perhaps you ask yourself: 'Why aren't half of us dead from bird flu?' After all, renowned flu hunter Robert Webster remarked ... role.' Just last month, a feverish Guangdong boy visited Hong Kong for medical checks, and tested positive for bird flu, then on Friday came news that some bird flu strains may be just three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004831/little-fear-bird-flu-unless-youre-chicken
  2. Fears ease over bird flu case

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The flu pandemic response level was lowered from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday, after doctors deemed that a bird flu case involving a 59-year-old woman ... the disease, nor was the H5N1 flu virus found in live birds and chickens in the city. The woman was the city's first bird flu patient in seven years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732829/fears-ease-over-bird-flu-case
  3. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442079/bird-flu-threat
  4. High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare summer bird flu case and a delay in the latest vaccine for poultry could add up to a severe outbreak of the deadly virus this winter, an expert ... active in winter,' said Professor Yuen Kwok-yung head of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong. 'More wild birds we picked up this year were infected with H5N1 bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007532/high-risk-winter-bird-flu-outbreak
  5. Bird Garden closed in flu scare

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found ... for the government to review whether the Dutch vaccine we have been using for years is still protective enough for the virus,' Ho said. Bird flu has been detected in 22 samples taken from birds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005990/bird-garden-closed-flu-scare
  6. Bird flu panel says proposals ignored

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Advice from a panel of flu experts suggesting that controls over birds bred in captivity be tightened has been ignored by the government, a committee member said ... the import of birds bred in captivity. In addition, bird experts have contended that the imports of wild birds are the major source of bird flu infections in Hong Kong despite the city having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582506/bird-flu-panel-says-proposals-ignored
  7. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners at the market in Yuen Po Street could not estimate how much business they had lost, but said they were happy with the HK$12,000 compensation from the government. Leung Yin-chun, whose 1,000 birds were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007842/bird-garden-back-business-after-flu-scare
  8. Toddler's rare bird flu worries experts

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as there is no vaccination so far to stop the particular strain from circulating among poultry. The boy, who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, was confirmed to have caught bird flu last week. He remains in serious ... worried about 2.3.2.1... The vaccination now used on poultry is not wholly effective against this type,' he said. Lo said the current vaccine could suppress flu symptoms on birds so that even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003015/toddlers-rare-bird-flu-worries-experts
  9. Dead egret sparks bird flu alert

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Park went on bird flu alert after a little egret suspected of having the H5 virus was found dead, the second in two weeks. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said further tests would be done to see if the bird had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The egret's body was found on Monday. Another sick bird of the same species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618608/dead-egret-sparks-bird-flu-alert
  10. Guangdong official back-pedals on bird-flu death

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen and Joyce Ng Guangdong authorities said yesterday they were unsure whether the death of a bird flu victim in Shenzhen was related to migratory birds, changing their tone a day ... contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus, although Chen went for regular morning jogs at the wetland park, Waterlands Resort. 'There are two channels for humans to be infected with bird flu: through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989015/guangdong-official-back-pedals-bird-flu-death

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