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  1. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China's 2014 bird flu death toll rises to nearly 100

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 02:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Almost 100 people in China have died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in the first three months of the year, but the number of both fatalities and infections declined in March, government figures showed. A total of 24 people died from the disease in March, the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in monthly figures for infectious disease, down from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475936/chinas-2014-bird-flu-death-toll-rises-nearly-100
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The number of human infections of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu should be expected to rise if the live poultry trade continues, mainland officials have warned. Mainland health authorities ... Commission, said experts had estimated mainland China would continue to show cases of human infection of H7N9 bird flu, but surveillance had found that transmission was still from poultry to humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A life and death battle for Beijing Bird flu sub-types affecting humans are named with science in mind, factually and without emotion. As innocuous as the four-character ... at any one time- and the close proximity of people to animals and birds makes for ideal breeding conditions for cross-species flu viruses. Up to 80 per cent of chickens are raised in backyards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424859/containing-bird-flu-viruses-life-and-death-battle-china
  4. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has driven the authorities in South Korea to cull poultry, prompting fears among consumers and a decline in sales South Korea has culled 2 per cent of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in the spread of bird flu, which is affecting an increasing number of farms, although there has been no human case, farm ministry officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422048/south-korea-culls-2-cent-poultry-curb-fears-h5n8-bird-flu-outbreak
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Cases of new bird flu strain enough to cause 'alarm' about its possibility for mutation A novel bird flu virus that has killed one mainlander and left ... and may cause more human infections in the future." An expert in infectious diseases in Hong Kong, meanwhile, said tests for the H10 virus should be stepped up among flu patients and poultry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421212/china-scientists-reveal-second-case-h10n8-raising-alarm-about-bird-flus
  6. News - China

    UN agency warns risk of bird flu crossing China's borders grows

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com UN agency warns that cases in Guangxi mean more vigilant efforts needed to stop spread Risk of bird flu crossing borders has increased The proliferation of the H7N9 bird flu virus among poultry in live-bird markets in Guangxi has "significantly increased the risk" it will spread to neighbouring countries, a United Nations agency warned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422473/un-agency-warns-risk-bird-flu-crossing-chinas-borders-grows
  7. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... leaders have asked health authorities to share less information about an outbreak of bird flu, as sales have suffered from an ever increasing death toll. In open letters, the national association of poultry farmers and their provincial counterparts in Guangxi and Guangdong have as asked local authorities to “stop reporting individual cases of H7N9”, referring to the deadly bird flu strain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control
  8. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China reports three new H7N9 bird flu deaths, toll hits 25

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Three Chinese people have died of the H7N9 bird flu, the state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, adding to a spike in cases this year. Two men, aged 76 ... and their daughter contracted the H7N9 bird flu eastern Zhejiang, China’s worst-hit province, Xinhua reported at the time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420740/china-reports-three-new-h7n9-bird-flu-deaths
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangxi boy confirmed with H7N9 virus after mother contracts bird flu

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:54pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Mother and son confirmed with H7N9 Guangxi has reported a boy contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu, a day after his mother was confirmed to have the virus. The Guangxi health bureau said the boy, aged five and from Heng county in Nanning, started coughing and had a fever on Monday and was diagnosed with the disease yesterday. Health authorities are still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421673/guangxi-boy-confirmed-h7n9-virus-after-mother-contracts-bird-flu
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong boy, 6, living in Shenzhen tests positive for H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com HK boy, six, catches H7N9 bird flu A six-year-old local boy living in Shenzhen has become the youngest Hongkonger to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus. The Centre for Health Protection said the boy developed flu symptoms on January 27 and was given medicine by his family. He visited Hong Kong the next day with his mother and four relatives. When he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1418811/hong-kong-boy-6-living-shenzhen-tests-positive-h7n9-bird-flu-virus

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