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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian farm quarantined to contain bird flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 04:31pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Australia’s first outbreak of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in 15 years should be contained by a cull of 50,000 chickens, authorities said on Friday, although ... and South Africa. Producers typically earn about A$1 per kilogram for chicken products. Many countries, including Japan, have automatic measures to stop imports when there is an outbreak of bird flu ...

  2. 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] ...

  3. Bird flu project constrained by mainland, says expert

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The University of Hong Kong cannot move forward with a computer system to track future human-to-human transmission of bird flu because of 'constraints' in collecting ... a letter by mainland doctors about a Beijing man who was initially thought to have Sars but was later found to have died from bird flu. That timing appears to indicate the current H5N1 outbreak ...

  4. Dead egret sparks bird flu alert

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Park went on bird flu alert after a little egret suspected of having the H5 virus was found dead, the second in two weeks. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said further tests would be done to see if the bird had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The egret's body was found on Monday. Another sick bird of the same species ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bird flu measures stepped up

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government is to step up efforts to prevent bird flu, Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said yesterday. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department earlier confirmed that a little egret found in Tuen Mun Park on November 18 had tested positive for the H5N1 virus. Mr Tsang said there had been no bird flu outbreak in Hong ...

  7. Lab tests can miss bird flu, expert warns

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Lingering bird flu infections in recovering patients could be missed by laboratory tests, leaving the patients vulnerable and a potential source of infection ... even after an 11-year-old boy and his 48-year-old mother suspected of having bird flu both tested negative for the virus. 'The [viral] load of H5 in humans is usually not as heavy as human ...

  8. Bird flu vigilance can never waver

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird flu remains the single biggest threat to public health in Hong Kong, the site of the first outbreak of the deadly disease among humans in 1997. The reappearance of the H5N1 virus ... It is just over a year since the last bird flu scare- the infection of a 59-year-old woman who had recently been to the mainland. It is three years since an incident comparable with the latest alert- ...

  9. Guangdong official back-pedals on bird-flu death

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen and Joyce Ng Guangdong authorities said yesterday they were unsure whether the death of a bird flu victim in Shenzhen was related to migratory birds, changing their tone a day ... contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus, although Chen went for regular morning jogs at the wetland park, Waterlands Resort. 'There are two channels for humans to be infected with bird flu: through ...

  10. HK alert after bus driver's bird flu death

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang and Amy Nip A Shenzhen bus driver has died of bird flu- the first fatal case of the H5N1 virus in China in 18 months- prompting Hong Kong authorities to step up their vigilance. ... with 'the patient's own health condition'. Chen had had no direct contact with poultry- often the source of bird flu outbreaks- and had not travelled in the past month. Chen's H5N1 ...




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