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  1. Complacency and timidity hamper bird flu fight

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The detection of the deadly H5N1 virus in samples taken from live chickens at a popular market is a chilling reminder that the threat posed by bird flu has never left Hong Kong. ... no doubt, helped prevent any serious outbreak of bird flu in recent years, even though the virus has hit other parts of Asia severely. The virus was detected in routine samples taken on Tuesday from ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is collaborating with one of the largest mainland drugs manufacturers in developing a possible cure for bird flu. The university ... at the university, said laboratory tests showed that the oil solubles extracted from the drink were effective in preventing influenza type A, type B, and bird flu. Dr Tsim said the tests the centre conducted ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 may mutate 8 times faster than regular flu

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Study shows faster flu virus mutation The new bird flu could be mutating up to eight times faster than an average flu virus around a protein that binds ... compared the new virus strain to all other H7N9 viruses identified in Europe and in other Asian countries that were cited by the Ministry of Agriculture as possible origins of the new bird flu ...

  5. Abattoir rethink splits legislators

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... a bird flu outbreak has divided legislators. Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food York Chow Yat-ngok said yesterday the government was exploring suitable sites for an abattoir in the northwest ... Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Carrie Yau Tsang Ka-lai said the government had been forced to change its plans because the risk of bird flu was increasing. She cited the risks ...

  6. 'Hospital alert system is failing'

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... appropriate awareness, a Sars hero has warned. The Hospital Authority has been on yellow alert since January 7 last year when bird flu was reported in Vietnam, and since then medical workers ... updates on any outbreaks in the region, including bird flu. 'The authority should organise regular talks and training for all frontline workers to help refresh their knowledge about different ...

  7. Toddler's rare bird flu worries experts

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as there is no vaccination so far to stop the particular strain from circulating among poultry. The boy, who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, was confirmed to have caught bird flu last week. He remains in serious ... worried about The vaccination now used on poultry is not wholly effective against this type,' he said. Lo said the current vaccine could suppress flu symptoms on birds so that even ...

  8. Key discovery in bird flu fight

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The deadly bird flu virus may have a remedy, according to an international study led by a mainland scientist. Professor Paul Zhou, a researcher ... variation of the H5N1 virus- and probably future mutations. Their paper was published in the Journal of Virology, an international, peer-reviewed journal, this month. Microbiologist and bird flu ...

  9. Bird flu death sparks worries

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan and Emily Tsang Health authorities on the mainland have urged the public not to panic after a man who contracted the bird flu virus died at the weekend. But Hong Kong medical ... in Shenzhen, where thousands of chickens have been culled after three birds tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus in mid-December. The Shenzhen Disease Control Centre confirmed that Chen, a bus ...

  10. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about infectious diseases. The recurrence of human bird flu after an absence of seven years is worrying, but not a cause for panic. ... off. We have now got procedures and measures in place to prevent a repeat. Those practices have to be strictly followed. We have been dealing with bird flu off and on in East Asia since 1997 ...




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