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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. '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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. News - China - MEDICINE

    Bird flu kills Guiyang woman in first fatal case in a year

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by LI JING AND LO WEI

    ... Li Jing and Lo Wei Bird flu kills Guizhou woman in first fatality in a year One of two patients confirmed to have contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus died yesterday in a hospital in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Guizhou authorities said Shuai Pengyue, a 21-year-old woman from Guiyang, died of multiple organ failure. It was the first fatal case of 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. 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 ...

  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. Labs still waiting for recent bird flu samples

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Mainland authorities have yet to provide international health laboratories with samples of bird flu viruses found in the country since 2004, but work is under way to establish ... appointed some international laboratories with whom we are handling formalities to transfer the samples.' Analyses of bird flu samples are important because they help experts trace ...




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