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  1. News - China

    Flu infections rising among pigs in southern China, says study

    Posted May 08th 2013, 09:49am by AFP

    ... among pigs raised for slaughter on farms in south and southeastern China, also plagued by bird flu. And the risk of spillover to humans was “constant or growing”, according to one of the authors ... of a deadly H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed 27 people since March, mainly in the country’s east – overlapping with the study area. H7N9 has not been traced to pigs and has not been shown to jump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232798/flu-infections-rising-among-pigs-southern-china-says-study
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Guangzhou halts exports from poultry farm to HK after bird flu found nearby

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Guangzhou halts exports from poultry farm to HK Exports from a Guangzhou poultry farm have been suspended after the bird flu virus was found in a nearby ... registered farms and pass the test for bird flu before being exported. Since April 11, samples of the mainland's live poultry also undergo H7 tests at the Man Kam To Animal Inspection Station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239390/guangzhou-halts-exports-poultry-farm-hk-after-bird-flu-found-nearby
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai Shanghai lifted its flu epidemic alert yesterday, with the municipal government saying that no new human cases of H7N9 bird flu had been recorded for three weeks. An assessment by a panel of specialists from the city's health authorities suggested the virus appeared to be under control, with the growth in new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1235050/bird-flu-alert-lifted-shanghai
  8. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    New bird-flu strain seen in Adelie penguins in Antarctic

    Posted May 06th 2014, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said. The virus was unlike any other avian flu known to science, said the report yesterday in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "It raises a lot of unanswered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1505979/new-bird-flu-strain-seen-adelie-penguins-antarctic
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't let profit stall fight against disease

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... well-being and, ultimately, the good of mankind. This is particularly important in the wake of two newly discovered deadly viruses- the novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu strain, ... as airborne exposure has renewed fears that the new bird flu strain is far more dangerous than it seems. The anniversary of the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome 10 years ago is a good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1250952/dont-let-profit-stall-fight-against-disease
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Two more cases of human bird flu in China

    Posted Feb 11th 2013, 09:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said. A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and February 3 respectively, Xinhua said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1147832/two-more-cases-human-bird-flu-china

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