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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a higher potential for human-to-human transmission than any other known bird-flu virus, but added that there was no evidence supporting that such transmission had already taken place. Apart from the three family clusters reported by the commission earlier, all the remaining cases were sporadic. It said H7N9 had infected more patients in a shorter time than other bird-flu viruses, and some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban on Chinese live poultry extended for four months

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 05:22pm by Lo Wei and Emily Tsang

    ... Lo Wei and Emily Tsang Ban on mainland poultry extended for four months A ban on live poultry from the mainland, to prevent the entry of the deadly H7N9 flu virus, has been extended ... that followed the discovery of the virus in a mainland bird. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the extension of the ban on mainland chickens would give the government time to seek a site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430310/H7N9-breeders-desperate-offload-stock-ban-live-chicken-sales-ends
  5. 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
  6. Bird flu closures 'would cost 2,550 jobs'

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Meanwhile, the government announced the threat from bird flu fell from 'serious' to 'alert'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/644704/bird-flu-closures-would-cost-2550-jobs
  7. Sparrows living at Yuen Long farm linked to latest bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Experts who visited the Yuen Long chicken farm at the centre of the latest bird flu outbreak found important evidence flying around- sparrows. The experts believe that chickens and sparrows, which can carry the H5 virus, living together signalled a serious failure in the farm's bio-security measures and may have caused the bird flu outbreak last month. The farm's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665922/sparrows-living-yuen-long-farm-linked-latest-bird-flu-outbreak
  8. Bird flu fears over eggs from mainland

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy and Ng Kang-chung Fears were voiced last night that mainland eggs which may have been infected with the bird flu virus could have been imported to Hong Kong. The worries surfaced ... she was told the chickens had died after being injected with vaccine for bird flu. Hanwei Group last night denied it was a bird flu outbreak and said it was nothing unusual, the TVB report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/548908/bird-flu-fears-over-eggs-mainland
  9. Central slaughtering won't affect retail chicken prices, minister says

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... told legislators that central slaughtering- proposed to take the place of live-chicken sales and reduce the risk of bird flu- was still viable although demand for live chickens had dropped. ... charged customers HK$10 to slaughter a bird and the centre would be able to make HK$200,000 a day if 20,000 chickens were processed. The government was still considering whether the centre should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674622/central-slaughtering-wont-affect-retail-chicken-prices-minister-says
  10. Chickens culled after H5N1 find

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... halted supplies from wholesalers and ordered a cull following the discovery of deadly H5N1 bird flu in a dead chicken on Tuesday. The discovery at the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market prompted health workers to slaughter 17,000 birds yesterday and suspend the supply of live chickens from mainland farms for three weeks. The deadly bird flu strain was also found in two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988424/chickens-culled-after-h5n1-find

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