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  1. Don't take chances on live chickens

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Anthony Hedley

    ... almost 300 deaths and made 1,755 people seriously ill in Hong Kong. If any of the now endemic bird flu viruses not only learn how to jump species, but also achieve a reassortment (that is, ... in Hong Kong of a new flu transmissible between humans could cause 10,000 cases and at least 300 deaths in the first three weeks alone. Fatalities in the recent bird flu outbreaks in Asia were ...

  2. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wharf sues over tendering bribes Wharf (Holdings) has launched a $9.5 million claim against a former director of another company who has been jailed for bribery involving the tendering of the Wharf construction projects. The High Court writ is against Edwin Tso Wai-cheung, 40, who has been jailed for six years. Sars, bird flu on list Workers who get Sars or bird flu while on the job ...

  3. Chicken lovers count their blessings, tree sellers their losses

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee With Lunar New Year preparations clouded by the red fire ant menace, meningitis outbreaks and a bird flu alert in Shenzhen, people finally have some good news. Tung ... at farms and border checkpoints to guard against bird flu, Dr Chow said. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said 134,000 chickens were on sale yesterday, including 50,000 live ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland, 7,000, in the lead-up to the Lunar New Year. A spokesman said the city still faced the risk of bird flu, and imports should not be raised 'merely for festive demand'. The alert level for bird flu has remained at 'serious response' since an outbreak in poultry at a Yuen Long farm last month. The spokesman said the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Poultry Wholesale ...

  5. Message about dialogue is still not getting through

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and they remain high now. The bigger threat comes not from meningitis, but bird flu and a return of Sars. Bird flu outbreaks on the mainland last winter and in Southeast Asia at the moment mean that we ...

  6. 2008 Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hongkongers are expected to eat chilled instead of live chicken meat after bird flu struck again earlier this month. The latest outbreak led to the culling of hundreds of thousands of chicken in local ... Experts estimate that the daily supply of live chickens would be cut by two-thirds. In June, Hong Kong detected H5N1 bird flu in chickens at four markets, leading to the government offer to buy ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... confirmation of an outbreak of bird flu in the city of Miyazaki, Kyushu, the Centre for Food Safety said. ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on December 21, the government said. But if bird flu broke out, imports would be suspended. No Irish pork imports since 2005 The city has not imported frozen or chilled pork from Ireland since May ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... imports from 30,000 a day in June- when the bird flu virus was found in chickens at four markets- to 5,000 a day. Last night the Food and Health Bureau said it was liaising with mainland ...

  10. Bird brings all the bells and whistles

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Charlie Carter

    ... Charlie Carter A childhood steeped in jazz and traditional Eastern European folk music doesn't tend to feature on the CV of your average alternative rock star. Andrew Bird, however, ... that make up Bird's world. 'I'm not qualified to comment on trends, but I think audiences are looking for something dangerous and imperfect,' says Bird, who plays his debut Hong ...




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