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  1. Thursday think tank

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Dead birds with H5N1 flu found in Hong Kong... bird flu scare, food warnings, the stock market is going crazy, it's just like the good old days of the late 1990s. MTR overcharges ...

  2. Taking flight

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: H5N1 bird flu jumps species barrier for first time, infecting 18 people; six die. All 1.54 million farmed poultry culled. 2001: Second outbreak among poultry in wet markets; 1.37 million birds culled. 2002: Outbreak on chicken farms; 919,000 birds culled. Dec 2002 to mid-2003: Wild fowl in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, die of H5N1, which spreads to farms; poultry at affected ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... evidence. Bird flu case no cause for panic, says minister Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok reiterated that the infection of a baby girl in Tseung Kwan O with H9N2, a mild form of bird flu, was an isolated case and that the public need not panic. Dr Chow said that, of 6,600 samples taken from poultry sellers, 146 had tested positive for H9 bird flu. He said ...

  4. Award-winning official aims to woo support for urban greening

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Objections could range from fears of bird flu to obstruction of shopfronts, said an official, who has spent much of the past few years working on projects to make the city greener- and who yesterday ... recalled how a school had objected to one project because its administrators feared the trees would attract birds that could spread bird flu. 'How could the students understand the advantages ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teng did not comment on a Macau Daily News report that the US government may recommend prosecution of senior executives of the bank. Bird confirmed with H5N1 A dead long-tailed shrike- a bird of prey that feeds on small birds- has been confirmed to have carried H5N1 bird flu, six days after it was picked up by agriculture department staff in Hung Lok Road, Hung Hom. ...

  6. Lesser spotted dicky bow hits Mai Po

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and concentration... some of the key qualities of leaders,' he said. Mr Tsang also said the threat of bird flu and the subsequent closure of Mai Po for two months had made him reflect on people's ... more time watching birds. He described patience and concentration as key qualities of leaders. In an RTHK programme yesterday, Mr Tsang said the activity had a calming effect and gave him ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Health centre raises issues over mainland bird-flu warnings The Centre for Health Protection is hoping to improve the notification system with the mainland so Hong Kong will be alerted as early as possible to suspected bird-flu cases. But the centre's controller, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, said both sides had to first resolve issues such as the precise definition of suspected ...

  8. Officialdom the target of some Bun Festival barbs

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... the confiscation without compensation of backyard chickens amid fears over bird flu, protests against rising ferry fares and the plight of local farmers were prominent themes in the two-hour parade. Ma ... compensation.' Mr Ma said he thought the government was blind to the difficulties of small farms. 'We all hope to do away with the bird flu virus, but the government mistreated the small-scale ...

  9. Tsang backing for Margaret Chan's WHO bid

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Polly Hui

    ... a fellow of the Royal Society last month for his contributions to research work on Sars and bird flu. Dr Chan, the WHO's assistant director-general for communicable diseases, met Chief ... prevention and control, a full understanding of the operation and challenges of the WHO, and, more importantly, an illustrious record of achievement in terms of flu pandemic preparedness in her three ...

  10. Unproved phone dangers heighten need for caution

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health spokesman for the League of Social Democrats, says the real risk of bird flu lies in illegally 'bringing in captive wild birds from across the border in poor condition' mostly for religious ceremonies ('Bird flu panel says proposals ignored', February 22). Releasing wild birds has been practised for thousands of years in religious ceremonies, and banning it in Hong ...




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