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  1. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen. The fatality came ... in the Baoan district of Shenzhen living close to poultry stalls. He returned to Hong Kong on January 26 with mild flu symptoms but without a fever, which allowed him to avoid health detection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  2. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bird flu ruled out in suspect cases at hospital Health authorities have ruled out Sars or bird flu in the cases of three patients and a medical staff member who became ill with flu-like symptoms in a Prince of Wales Hospital ward. The three patients, aged 49 to 76, and the staff member have been isolated and the ward has barred new admissions and visitors. No new cases were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486296/brief
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Bird flu claims second human fatality this year Health authorities said a man in the southwestern province of Guizhou died of bird flu yeserday. His ... human cases of bird flu had been reported in the province. Another city resident, a 21-year-old woman, died from the virus earlier this month. Xinhua said both victims had come into close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157287/china-reports-second-fatal-case-bird-flu-year-guizhou
  4. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... infected with bird flu in a southern Chinese province. The two people - a 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man - tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus in Guiyang, Guizhou province, Xinhua ... children out of wet markets after a Guangzhou boy visiting Hong Kong became seriously ill with the H5N1 virus. Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148248/bird-flu-cases-mainland-fail-deter-hong-kong-demand-chicken
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Beijing’s position as an international transit hub means the possibility of an H7N9 bird flu infection cannot be ruled out, the city’s top disease control ... The first batch of 300 test reagents for the H7N9 avian flu influenza arrived in the capital on Wednesday. The CDC and 55 other laboratories in its network will be capable of testing for the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206864/beijing-will-not-exclude-possibility-h7n9-infections
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627267/bioweapons-fear-over-use-bird-flu-samples
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621094/hku-drug-giant-join-hands-against-bird-flu
  8. 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
  9. The vulnerable end of dealing in drugs

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... than investors in drugs and biotech companies. In 2004, when the world worried about an outbreak of avian influenza, Beijing encouraged companies to create drugs to treat bird flu, assuring ... 'Thank God there has been no huge outbreak of bird flu,' Pang Ming, head of the international division of Nanjing-based Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, says. 'But I have already poured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618883/vulnerable-end-dealing-drugs
  10. 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

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