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  1. HEALTH

    Mainland poultry could be allowed into market before results of bird-flu tests

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:19pm

    ... Mainland birds could be allowed into Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market while awaiting bird flu tests under new contingency plan. Live poultry from the mainland would be allowed back in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market before the results of their bird-flu tests were known, under a new government plan. If any were to test positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434241/mainland-poultry-could-be-allowed-market-results-bird-flu-tests
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Starting from Friday, the government will test live poultry imports with a more sensitive plasma test as threats of the deadly H7 bird flu virus loom ... for me to say that we would not detect anything at all.” The new plasma test will replace a gene test introduced in April last year after an H7N9 bird flu outbreak on the mainland. The gene test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we've seen US virologist Dr Anthony Fauci on a new HIV treatment from a team led by HKU's Professor Chen Zhiwei   Bird flu has become a Chinese problem with global implications Taiwan-based epidemiologist Professor King Chwan-chuen   [The leak] puts the American people at risk. And trying to determine who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1238489/who-said-it
  4. News - China

    China reports year’s second fatal case of bird flu

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 01:45pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... A man in southwestern China has died of bird flu, health authorities said on Saturday, becoming the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year. The 31-year-old died in hospital ... 365 people have died of bird flu globally since the virus re-emerged in 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. Its figures show that China saw 25 deadly cases of the virus between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1156955/china-reports-years-second-fatal-case-bird-flu
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Elderly man dies of bird flu in Zhejiang, raising China death toll to 22

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:25am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters in Beijing An elderly man in eastern China died of bird flu on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from a strain that recently emerged in humans to 22, a provincial health agency ... with poultry, but he said it appeared human-to-human transmission was rare. Some bird samples have tested positive and China has culled thousands of birds and shut down some live poultry markets. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221816/china-bird-flu-death-toll-rises-22
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 09:17pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists swap bird flu gene with one from human virus in laboratory guinea pig tests H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate A team of top Chinese researchers has found that swapping a single gene of the H5N1 bird flu virus with one from H1N1 human flu makes it transmissible between guinea pigs, representing a jump from bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1229485/fears-man-made-bird-flu-bug
  7. Business - Companies

    Yum China sales recovering from food safety, bird flu concerns

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... drastically hit by a food safety scare and a bird flu outbreak. The company posted an estimated 10 per cent drop in June sales- a smaller decline than in May when sales began to moderate. June results ... in the mainstream media and on Weibo, the China equivalent to popular US social media site Twitter. In April, just as those issues began to wane, reports about a new bird flu outbreak in the country picked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1280197/yum-china-sales-recovering-food-safety-bird-flu-concerns
  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... A six-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to nine so far this year, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. The girl, ... some 376 people worldwide since a major outbreak in 2003, according to WHO statistics. It typically spreads from birds to humans through direct contact. But experts fear it could mutate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274099/six-year-old-cambodian-girl-dies-bird-flu
  9. News - China

    Death of Zhejiang farmer raises China's human bird flu toll to six

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Chris Luo and Agence France-Presse A sixth person has died of H7N9 bird flu in China, state media said on Friday, after authorities slaughtered poultry in a mass cull at a Shanghai market ... in Nanjing had no flu-related symptoms, the Jiangsu Health Bureau said. In Taiwan, health authorities were closely monitoring two people who had experienced fever and had recently arrived in Taiwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1207561/zhejiang-death-takes-bird-flu-toll-6
  10. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    Japan ramps up defences as fears of H7N9 grow

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Introduction of emergency legislation brought forward amid raft of public health measures The Japanese government has instituted a series of measures designed to keep at bay the H7N9 bird flu sweeping through China, while pharmaceutical companies are making plans to deal with an outbreak in the event the disease beats defences at airports and ports. "We are trying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1211757/japan-ramps-defences-fears-h7n9-grow

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