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  1. 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
  2. HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is collaborating with one of the largest mainland drugs manufacturers in developing a possible cure for bird flu. The university ... at the university, said laboratory tests showed that the oil solubles extracted from the drink were effective in preventing influenza type A, type B, and bird flu. Dr Tsim said the tests the centre conducted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621094/hku-drug-giant-join-hands-against-bird-flu
  3. Bioweapons fear over use of bird flu samples

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Indonesian health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said she feared that bird flu samples sent to the World Health Organisation could be used by a US government laboratory to create biological weapons. The minister, who recently released a book on her campaign against automatic sharing of bird flu virus samples with the WHO, also believes the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627267/bioweapons-fear-over-use-bird-flu-samples
  4. Human spread of bird flu confirmed

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor But WHO says virus' spread from daughter to mother is one-off Thai health officials said yesterday that a woman who died of bird flu had probably caught ... that human-to-human transmission of the bird flu known as H5N1 was not new and that the case did not point to an imminent pandemic. Suspicions of human-to-human spread of bird flu were raised on Monday when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472290/human-spread-bird-flu-confirmed
  5. In Brief

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bird flu ruled out in suspect cases at hospital Health authorities have ruled out Sars or bird flu in the cases of three patients and a medical staff member who became ill with flu-like symptoms in a Prince of Wales Hospital ward. The three patients, aged 49 to 76, and the staff member have been isolated and the ward has barred new admissions and visitors. No new cases were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/486296/brief
  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. 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
  8. Counting the cost of bird flu

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson What would happen to economies in Asia and other parts of the world if bird flu triggered a global influenza epidemic among humans? Historically, the interval between ... per cent- a major economic catastrophe. Meanwhile, in its latest assessment of the situation published this week, the WHO notes that despite the spread of bird flu, human infections remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537715/counting-cost-bird-flu
  9. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    Japan ramps up defences as fears of H7N9 grow

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

    ... 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 ... the spread of the highly virulent strain of flu, Jiji Press has reported. Enacted last year, the new law was due to go into effect in May and will allow prefectural governors to order ...

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

    Bird flu outbreak costs China's poultry industry US$65b

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country’s poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan (HK$500 billion) as consumers shun chicken, government officials said according to state media Monday. The sector has been losing an average of one billion yuan a day since the end of March, the Beijing Times said, citing Li Xirong, head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1241867/bird-flu-costs-china-industry-us65b-state-media

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