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  1. Complacency and timidity hamper bird flu fight

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The detection of the deadly H5N1 virus in samples taken from live chickens at a popular market is a chilling reminder that the threat posed by bird flu has never left Hong Kong. ... no doubt, helped prevent any serious outbreak of bird flu in recent years, even though the virus has hit other parts of Asia severely. The virus was detected in routine samples taken on Tuesday from ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Bioweapons fear over use of bird flu samples

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Indonesian health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said she feared that bird flu samples sent to the World Health Organisation could be used by a US government laboratory to create biological weapons. The minister, who recently released a book on her campaign against automatic sharing of bird flu virus samples with the WHO, also believes the virus ...

  4. HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is collaborating with one of the largest mainland drugs manufacturers in developing a possible cure for bird flu. The university ... at the university, said laboratory tests showed that the oil solubles extracted from the drink were effective in preventing influenza type A, type B, and bird flu. Dr Tsim said the tests the centre conducted ...

  5. Parents warned of bird flu risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition worsening in the last 24 hours. The Centre for Health Protection revealed the boy had visited a wet market selling live ... from a private clinic in Mong Kok where the boy was first treated for fever on May 26 have also been quarantined, but none has tested positive for bird flu. Dr Ho Pak-leung, the city's ...

  6. Abattoir rethink splits legislators

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a bird flu outbreak has divided legislators. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday the government was exploring suitable sites for an abattoir in the northwest ... Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said the government had been forced to change its plans because the risk of bird flu was increasing. She cited the risks ...

  7. Determination needed to end live chicken trade

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The need to bring an end to the outdated and unhygienic practice of slaughtering chickens in wet markets has been obvious ever since an outbreak of bird flu claimed six lives in the city ... was last year's Sars outbreak which, in the most painful of ways, demonstrated that public health must be the priority. The recent outbreaks of bird flu on the mainland and other parts of Asia ...

  8. 'Hospital alert system is failing'

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... appropriate awareness, a Sars hero has warned. The Hospital Authority has been on yellow alert since January 7 last year when bird flu was reported in Vietnam, and since then medical workers ... updates on any outbreaks in the region, including bird flu. 'The authority should organise regular talks and training for all frontline workers to help refresh their knowledge about different ...

  9. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about infectious diseases. The recurrence of human bird flu after an absence of seven years is worrying, but not a cause for panic. ... off. We have now got procedures and measures in place to prevent a repeat. Those practices have to be strictly followed. We have been dealing with bird flu off and on in East Asia since 1997 ...

  10. Guangdong urged to check for bird flu on Pearl River

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Ng Yuk-hang and Ng Kang-chung Carcasses with H5 found on Lantau may be from mainland Guangdong will be asked to check if there has been a recent undetected bird flu outbreak along the Pearl River after strong indications that the carcasses of three birds with H5 bird flu found on Lantau Island may have drifted ashore from the mainland. Secretary for Food ...




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