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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 ...

  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. ...

  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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Bird flu measures stepped up

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government is to step up efforts to prevent bird flu, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said yesterday. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department earlier confirmed that a little egret found in Tuen Mun Park on November 18 had tested positive for the H5N1 virus. Mr Tsang said there had been no bird flu outbreak in Hong ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Doctors, airport on higher bird flu alert

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Health authorities stepped up surveillance among doctors and airport controls yesterday in an effort to block bird flu, after a human-to-human transmission was reported ... case of [bird flu] to the Department of Health for prompt investigation and control measures,' a spokesman said. Also yesterday, all airlines were told to broadcast health messages ...

  10. Mainland lifts bird flu quarantine

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland has lifted its bird flu quarantine, while limited numbers of live chickens will return to Hong Kong wet markets tomorrow after successful talks with officials. Mainland officials said yesterday there had been no human infection and no new cases of bird flu for 29 days. Some Hong Kong wholesalers have agreed to take local chickens to wet markets to clear stock ...




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