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  1. Plan of defence

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Bird flu is a major global health threat right on our doorstep, but is Hong Kong able to deal with a pandemic, asks Barclay Crawford Scientists, the WHO and now the UN have all warned ... it comes to contracting bird flu from poultry, rest easy, because the World Health Organisation describes the city as Asia's 'gold standard'. But if you are worried about being ...

  2. HK police, poultry traders scuffle

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Guangdong, where no bird flu outbreak has occurred. 'Why can't the government increase chicken imports?' Poultry Dealers and Workers Association member Ma Ping-loon said. He said ... of live-chicken traders accepted compensation to surrender their licences. Imports were suspended for three weeks last month after bird flu was found on a farm in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the Food ...

  3. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams As you read the news, perhaps you ask yourself: 'Why aren't half of us dead from bird flu?' After all, renowned flu hunter Robert Webster remarked ... role.' Just last month, a feverish Guangdong boy visited Hong Kong for medical checks, and tested positive for bird flu, then on Friday came news that some bird flu strains may be just three ...

  4. Fears ease over bird flu case

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The flu pandemic response level was lowered from 'serious' to 'alert' yesterday, after doctors deemed that a bird flu case involving a 59-year-old woman ... the disease, nor was the H5N1 flu virus found in live birds and chickens in the city. The woman was the city's first bird flu patient in seven years. ...

  5. City on alert for bird flu as virus kills Hubei woman

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is on alert against bird flu after a pregnant woman in Hubei province died of the infectious disease on Thursday. The death, the first this year, was disclosed ... a 13-year-old plan for a central slaughterhouse for live poultry, saying the risk of bird flu had diminished. Health authorities in the city were still gathering information about the case last night, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Independence crucial for scientific endeavour

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and diabetes, and new, drug resistant or dangerously adaptable viruses, such as the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The emergence of the mainland and its vast research resources adds a new dimension ... years before the mainland reported any human bird-flu infections. The significance has just been revealed in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine by eight Chinese scientists from ...

  8. Counting the cost of bird flu

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson What would happen to economies in Asia and other parts of the world if bird flu triggered a global influenza epidemic among humans? Historically, the interval between ... per cent- a major economic catastrophe. Meanwhile, in its latest assessment of the situation published this week, the WHO notes that despite the spread of bird flu, human infections remain ...

  9. Bird Garden closed in flu scare

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found ... for the government to review whether the Dutch vaccine we have been using for years is still protective enough for the virus,' Ho said. Bird flu has been detected in 22 samples taken from birds ...

  10. 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 ...




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