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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640757/complacency-and-timidity-hamper-bird-flu-fight
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621094/hku-drug-giant-join-hands-against-bird-flu
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/535865/abattoir-rethink-splits-legislators
  4. '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541155/hospital-alert-system-failing
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004831/little-fear-bird-flu-unless-youre-chicken
  6. Battling bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Are the measures adopted so far by Hong Kong and internationally, by a crisis meeting of Asian government representatives in Bangkok, appropriate and adequate to stop the spread of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442579/battling-bird-flu
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731025/information-flow-vital-latest-bird-flu-case
  8. Warning over bird flu

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

    ... Maggie Ng The public should avoid contact with live poultry and wild birds, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The warning came after tests on a dead barn swallow found that it had been infected with the H5N1 bird flu. The dead bird was found on March 26 in Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long. The spokesman urged those who come into contact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710381/warning-over-bird-flu
  9. 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 2.3.2.1... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003015/toddlers-rare-bird-flu-worries-experts
  10. Bird flu found in chickens at HK market

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Poultry culled, movement of fowl halted after H5N1 find in Kowloon The deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been found in chickens in Hong Kong for the first time in five ... from the agriculture and food department immediately began taking samples from live poultry at another 64 markets to be tested for bird flu. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640785/bird-flu-found-chickens-hk-market

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