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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza ... in Shanghai, said Xinhua. Eight of the people reported on Tuesday to have contracted H7N9 bird flu were said to be in critical condition. Three of these were in Jiangsu, according to Xinhua, which ...

  2. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Martin Williams As you read the news, perhaps you ask yourself: 'Why aren't half of us dead from bird flu?' After all, renowned flu hunter Robert Webster remarked ... role.' Just last month, a feverish Guangdong boy visited Hong Kong for medical checks, and tested positive for bird flu, then on Friday came news that some bird flu strains may be just three ...

  3. Parents warned of bird flu risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition worsening in the last 24 hours. The Centre for Health Protection revealed the boy had visited a wet market selling live ... from a private clinic in Mong Kok where the boy was first treated for fever on May 26 have also been quarantined, but none has tested positive for bird flu. Dr Ho Pak-leung, the city's ...

  4. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about infectious diseases. The recurrence of human bird flu after an absence of seven years is worrying, but not a cause for panic. ... off. We have now got procedures and measures in place to prevent a repeat. Those practices have to be strictly followed. We have been dealing with bird flu off and on in East Asia since 1997 ...

  5. Doctors warned after mainland flu deaths

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Doctors were urged yesterday to conduct bird-flu tests on flu patients who have been to Guangxi and Hunan regions. The call from the Centre for Health Protection came ... 12 and was admitted to a hospital on February 14. He died on February 20. The case came three days after the mainland announced that a man in Hunan had died of bird flu. The man, surnamed Li, ...

  6. Transparency is the key to containing bird flu

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The consequences of a mass outbreak of bird flu could be so calamitous that no effort should be spared in seeking to combat the virus. The more we learn about it, the better prepared we ... is the only way to establish the extent of the bird flu outbreak which may have occurred on the mainland when the world was still focused on Sars. The findings could be of great importance ...

  7. Preparation the best precaution for bird flu

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and health officials have made it clear that we face another deadly flu pandemic. Human-to-human transmission of a mutation of the H5N1 bird-flu virus is seen by some as inevitable. But being warned ... that bird flu will turn out to be just like the Y2K computer bug which prompted dire warnings of global chaos at the beginning of the new millennium. Thankfully, this did not materialise. But we ...

  8. HA allocates 11 clinics for patients with flu-like symptoms: report

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... on Tuesday. An HA spokesman said clinics on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories were open to people who had recently visited poultry farms or had flu-like symptoms- such as fevers, coughs, sore throats, and muscle pains. The spokesman said the decision to designate 14 clinics was made to enhance the handling of patients with influenza to prevent another bird-flu outbreak. He ...

  9. A chilling reminder of need for vigilance against viruses

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

    ... the H5N1 bird flu virus, which continues to kill humans who come into contact with infected poultry in the region, including Indonesia, Vietnam and the mainland. But even those defences have been ... The deadly flu outbreak in Mexico revives painful memories for Hong Kong and raises fresh fears of a global pandemic. It is vital that the virus be contained quickly. Hong Kong people ...

  10. Health secretary cuts trip short after catching flu

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... financing. Shigeru Omi, WHO Regional director for the Western Pacific, will report on issues including efforts to stop the human transmission of bird flu virus. ...




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