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  1. Bioweapons fear over use of bird flu samples

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Indonesian health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said she feared that bird flu samples sent to the World Health Organisation could be used by a US government laboratory to create biological weapons. The minister, who recently released a book on her campaign against automatic sharing of bird flu virus samples with the WHO, also believes the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627267/bioweapons-fear-over-use-bird-flu-samples
  2. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bird flu ruled out in suspect cases at hospital Health authorities have ruled out Sars or bird flu in the cases of three patients and a medical staff member who became ill with flu-like symptoms in a Prince of Wales Hospital ward. The three patients, aged 49 to 76, and the staff member have been isolated and the ward has barred new admissions and visitors. No new cases were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486296/brief
  3. News - China

    Flu infections rising among pigs in southern China, says study

    Posted May 08th 2013, 09:49am by AFP

    ... among pigs raised for slaughter on farms in south and southeastern China, also plagued by bird flu. And the risk of spillover to humans was “constant or growing”, according to one of the authors ... of a deadly H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed 27 people since March, mainly in the country’s east – overlapping with the study area. H7N9 has not been traced to pigs and has not been shown to jump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232798/flu-infections-rising-among-pigs-southern-china-says-study
  4. WHO invited to test 'first' H5N1 victim

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Mainland scientists say soldier who died in 2003 had bird flu- two years before first confirmed death Beijing has invited the World Health Organisation to send ... laboratory tests on samples taken from a 24-year old soldier who died in December 2003 to confirm whether he was infected with bird flu, according to CDC director Wang Yu. Dr Wang said after a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558027/who-invited-test-first-h5n1-victim
  5. No time to play chicken when lives are at stake

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government knows that the biggest single health threat Hong Kong faces is bird flu. And they are well aware that the best way to keep the virus at bay is to ensure that people do ... of surveillance and hygiene measures in keeping bird flu at bay. But they are no longer working, as the recent discovery of infected chickens proved. We still do not know how the birds contracted the H5N1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642905/no-time-play-chicken-when-lives-are-stake
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Four new cases of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in Jiangsu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 08:29pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI, Daniel Ren

    ... are fighting for their lives after it was confirmed they were infected with H7N9 bird flu. The news follows the deaths of two men in Shanghai. A woman from Anhui is also critically ill. Public ... connection has been found among the four cases [in Jiangsu]," the province's health department said. H7N9 bird flu is considered a low-pathogenic strain that cannot easily be contracted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205661/shanghai-raises-flu-response-emergency-plan
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong steps up checks as new bird flu cases reported

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 07:49pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday stepped up checks on travellers and hospital patients after it was reported that the new H7N9 bird flu virus had ... Tsang Ngai-chong, from the Hospital Authority’s infectious disease control branch, said it would take about one day for rapid tests to determine a human bird flu infection. Hong Kong suffered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1205641/hong-kong-vows-step-avian-flu-checks
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Another bird flu death as virus spreads to Zhejiang

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Lo Wei Death in Zhejiang takes total of H7N9 victims to three, with Hong Kong considering reintroduction of health declarations for inbound travellers The H7N9 bird flu ... government is considering the reintroduction of health declaration requirements for inbound travellers. Video: The new strain of bird flu will spread across and beyond China unless the poultry source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206299/hangzhou-man-dies-h7n9-avian-flu-virus
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 04:41pm by LO WEI, He Huifeng

    ... Lo Wei and He Huifeng Two men succumb in Shanghai within two weeks of contracting lesser-known H7N9 virus, with a woman in Anhui still in critical condition Two mainlanders have died and a third is critically ill after they became the first reported human cases of infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203989/two-die-shanghai-h7n9-bird-flu-first-cases-human-infection
  10. Bird flu threat

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Avian flu has hit Hong Kong regularly since an outbreak in 1997 and the disease is now sweeping the region. Is Hong Kong, both at the level of the government and the general population, doing enough to stave off the threat of a resurgence of bird flu? Share your views: write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442079/bird-flu-threat

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