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  1. Bird-flu chickens sent back to mainland

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 2,000 chickens were returned to the mainland yesterday after the birds were found carrying the H5 bird-flu virus. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said ... samples and detected the presence of the H5 bird flu viral antibodies. A department spokeswoman said: 'After the tests, arrangements were made immediately to return the consignment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434754/bird-flu-chickens-sent-back-mainland
  2. Birds, mice and other public-health risks

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... health crisis over bird flu can only be described as an unfortunate coincidence. The operation was a dress rehearsal for the transport and future incineration of the toxic substance extracted ... is that while the government is investing great efforts to reassure the public that bird flu has not impacted heavily on their way of life, in almost the same breath it is saying that the controlled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443596/birds-mice-and-other-public-health-risks
  3. Wild birds probable source of H5N1 outbreak at farm

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Wild birds were the most likely source of a bird flu outbreak at a farm in Yuen Long last December, an investigation has concluded. The convenor of the investigation group, Thomas Sit Hon-chung, said: 'Droppings of wild birds could have contaminated the dust and dirt near the entrance of one of the two affected sheds, which was subsequently blown into the shed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672254/wild-birds-probable-source-h5n1-outbreak-farm
  4. Poultry, eggs flying off mainland menus

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang and Grace Liu As bird flu cases on the mainland continue to rise, a luxury hotel in Shanghai which serves both Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine has taken chicken, duck and pigeon ... for eggs,' said Ms Wang. At the Xinqiao Hotel, eggs have been removed from the menu, with customers being told the move has been sparked by bird flu. But fears that fresh eggs may soon be banned have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443532/poultry-eggs-flying-mainland-menus
  5. HK on alert as mystery animal bug kills nine

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... for a mystery illness from across the border since the outbreaks of Sars and bird flu. The worry is that people travelling from the mainland could bring the disease to the city, as happened with Sars. ... was of bird flu. He said: 'It would be foolish for us to speculate on the disease or diseases active in this situation.' An infectious disease specialist, Lo Wing-lok, said the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509491/hk-alert-mystery-animal-bug-kills-nine
  6. Stay well- eat local

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... quality. In 1997, there was the shock of bird flu, and the problem is still very much with us. The accepted wisdom is for Hong Kong to stop raising chickens and build a central slaughter house ... to eradicate bird flu any time soon, perhaps rearing chickens in Hong Kong is worth reconsidering. Questions are also being raised about the quality of feedstock for animals- in particular pigs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653872/stay-well-eat-local
  7. Taking toxic mud from Loop 'a risk to bird life'

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... significant habitat for migrating water birds and for indigenous wildlife. It is also home to the last population of Eurasian otters in southern China. The department said the water quality of Deep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665504/taking-toxic-mud-loop-risk-bird-life
  8. WHO urges Beijing to establish code of ethics on food safety

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health, saying the WHO was becoming increasingly concerned about bird flu. Public attention has been focused on food safety on the mainland in recent months, with a number of official media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470430/who-urges-beijing-establish-code-ethics-food-safety
  9. HK asks for help tracking melamine

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the group was at the centre of a bird flu scare two years ago when 30,000 chickens suddenly died. China is caught in a food safety scandal over dairy products tainted with melamine, which has killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657884/hk-asks-help-tracking-melamine
  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be anxious about the safety of imported food after the latest tainted milk scandal. There has been a loss of confidence regarding imported food, especially produce from the mainland. Bird flu is also ... these farms, demand for chickens is high in Hong Kong, so we would always have to import some poultry. If there was another outbreak of bird flu due to imported chickens then presumably chickens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656700/letters

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