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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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 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 flu are conducted on locally raised chickens ... of cases of H7N9 across the nation to 127; 24 patients have died. The disease has so far been confined to the mainland. Yuen said the risk of contracting bird flu from chickens raised at local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227144/step-bird-flu-tests-hong-kong-raised-chickens-government-advisers-say
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing chicken vendors shocked by sudden closure of stalls over bird flu

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND HE HUIFENG

    ... warning or mention of compensation, because of the latest bird flu outbreak. Cao Xiaoyan, a vendor in the Zijinshan wholesale market, said the government closed the market abruptly at 6am. ... the H7N9 flu outbreak began. "Look at the 1,800 chickens I have here. They almost cost 40,000 yuan [HK$49,500]," she said. Another chicken vendor said he would relocate to Hebei province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1208817/nanjing-chicken-vendors-shocked-sudden-closure-stalls-over-bird-flu
  6. 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

    ... infected with bird flu in a southern Chinese province. The two people - a 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man - tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus in Guiyang, Guizhou province, Xinhua ... children out of wet markets after a Guangzhou boy visiting Hong Kong became seriously ill with the H5N1 virus. Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148248/bird-flu-cases-mainland-fail-deter-hong-kong-demand-chicken
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Stop mainland China chicken imports, says Hong Kong vet

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government's former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics. Howard Wong Kai-hay, who ... Experts have said imported poultry is the most likely path for the new bird flu to pass from the mainland into Hong Kong. There is so far no indication that the virus is capable of human to human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220099/stop-mainland-china-chicken-imports-says-expert
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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