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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Human spread of bird flu confirmed

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor But WHO says virus' spread from daughter to mother is one-off Thai health officials said yesterday that a woman who died of bird flu had probably caught ... that human-to-human transmission of the bird flu known as H5N1 was not new and that the case did not point to an imminent pandemic. Suspicions of human-to-human spread of bird flu were raised on Monday when ...

  4. Bird flu panel says proposals ignored

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Advice from a panel of flu experts suggesting that controls over birds bred in captivity be tightened has been ignored by the government, a committee member said ... the import of birds bred in captivity. In addition, bird experts have contended that the imports of wild birds are the major source of bird flu infections in Hong Kong despite the city having ...

  5. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners at the market in Yuen Po Street could not estimate how much business they had lost, but said they were happy with the HK$12,000 compensation from the government. Leung Yin-chun, whose 1,000 birds were ...

  6. Creating new vaccines the key in bird flu battle

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A lack of vaccine choices is one of the main hurdles that must be overcome if the city is to cope with any mutation of bird flu, according to an expert. ... of bird flu in the city in 2008. The World Health Organisation earlier raised concern over a mutated bird flu virus that appeared in Vietnam earlier this year, fearing it might become more ...

  7. Dead egret sparks bird flu alert

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Park went on bird flu alert after a little egret suspected of having the H5 virus was found dead, the second in two weeks. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said further tests would be done to see if the bird had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The egret's body was found on Monday. Another sick bird of the same species ...

  8. HK alert after bus driver's bird flu death

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang and Amy Nip A Shenzhen bus driver has died of bird flu- the first fatal case of the H5N1 virus in China in 18 months- prompting Hong Kong authorities to step up their vigilance. ... with 'the patient's own health condition'. Chen had had no direct contact with poultry- often the source of bird flu outbreaks- and had not travelled in the past month. Chen's H5N1 ...

  9. Bird flu vigilance can never waver

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird flu remains the single biggest threat to public health in Hong Kong, the site of the first outbreak of the deadly disease among humans in 1997. The reappearance of the H5N1 virus ... It is just over a year since the last bird flu scare- the infection of a 59-year-old woman who had recently been to the mainland. It is three years since an incident comparable with the latest alert- ...

  10. Bird flu measures stepped up

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government is to step up efforts to prevent bird flu, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said yesterday. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department earlier confirmed that a little egret found in Tuen Mun Park on November 18 had tested positive for the H5N1 virus. Mr Tsang said there had been no bird flu outbreak in Hong ...




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