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  1. HK police, poultry traders scuffle

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Guangdong, where no bird flu outbreak has occurred. 'Why can't the government increase chicken imports?' Poultry Dealers and Workers Association member Ma Ping-loon said. He said ... of live-chicken traders accepted compensation to surrender their licences. Imports were suspended for three weeks last month after bird flu was found on a farm in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667696/hk-police-poultry-traders-scuffle
  2. public health

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... b. Because people have changed their habit of eating live chickens. c. Because there is no suitable location to build it. d. Because there is no high risk of bird flu for now. e. Because ... in a basket on top of cages 5 According to Dr Yuen Kwok-yung, the risk of bird flu in Hong Kong is low because: a. people are eating fewer fresh chickens. b. people prefer fish to chicken nowadays. c. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716672/public-health
  3. Cap on chicken imports could be eased

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Staff Reporter

    ... a man died of bird flu in Guangzhou- 30,000 birds a day were imported. The government argued that market demand had fallen by a third with the increased risk of bird flu infection. Poultry ... meeting Zhang Dechang, director-general of Guangdong's Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Mrs Yau said the bird flu threat to the province had stabilised. 'There are no [new] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541311/cap-chicken-imports-could-be-eased
  4. Vendor's poultry sales go from boom to bust

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since he illegally entered Hong Kong from Dongguan 24 years ago, the live chicken trade is the only line of work Mr Cheng has known. The 46-year-old has worked his way up from a stallholder slaughtering chickens to operating his own business. Before the 1997 bird flu outbreak, trade was healthy and he often sold 100 chickens a day. Restaurant orders kept his stall in Wong Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457092/vendors-poultry-sales-go-boom-bust
  5. Vendors break the rules on live chickens

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Vendors of live chickens are not adhering to a set of hygiene rules and guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of bird flu outbreaks, with many slaughtering chickens bare-handed and some keeping poultry in overcrowded cages. This comes a day after the government said it would shelve a central slaughterhouse plan- once touted as essential to prevent bird flu- saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716032/vendors-break-rules-live-chickens
  6. 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
  7. Buyout offer sweetened for chicken retailers

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... Mary Ann Benitez, Ella Lee and Peter So Another HK$100 million was being offered to chicken retailers in an effort to persuade them to give up their licences, government sources said yesterday. The hope is that 90 per cent will agree to the buyout as the city tries to sell its final solution to reduce the risk of bird flu by offering the trade a new HK$1.1 billion package. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642915/buyout-offer-sweetened-chicken-retailers
  8. News - China

    Shanghai stops poultry trade on bird flu fears

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 11:54am by Agence France Presse in Shanghai

    ... Agence France Presse in Shanghai Shanghai’s live poultry markets were shut on Saturday after authorities banned trading in birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu, which has killed ... selling live poultry were dark, and cages empty. “All trading has stopped because of bird flu. The seller has gone home because he has nothing to do,” said a seafood vendor. But eggs, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208397/shanghai-stops-poultry-trade-bird-flu-fears
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Step up bird flu tests on chickens, Hong Kong health expert urges

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Mimi Lau

    ... for Health Protection yesterday recommended that tests for H7N9 bird flu on locally raised chickens be stepped up, with its experts seeing a rising risk of human infection. Blood tests for H5 bird ... of contracting bird flu from chickens raised at local farms was lower than from imported birds because poultry in Hong Kong were regularly tested from birth. This was also why more resources had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227144/step-bird-flu-tests-hong-kong-raised-chickens-government-advisers-say
  10. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Two cases of infection on the mainland fail to dampen holiday demand for poultry Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases Families continued to snap up chicken over the Lunar New Year holidays, despite reports of two people infected with bird flu in a southern Chinese province. The two people- a 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man- tested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148248/bird-flu-cases-mainland-fail-deter-hong-kong-demand-chicken

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