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  1. News - China

    UN agency warns risk of bird flu crossing China's borders grows

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com UN agency warns that cases in Guangxi mean more vigilant efforts needed to stop spread Risk of bird flu crossing borders has increased The proliferation of the H7N9 bird flu virus among poultry in live-bird markets in Guangxi has "significantly increased the risk" it will spread to neighbouring countries, a United Nations agency warned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422473/un-agency-warns-risk-bird-flu-crossing-chinas-borders-grows
  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China reports three new H7N9 bird flu deaths, toll hits 25

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Three Chinese people have died of the H7N9 bird flu, the state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday, adding to a spike in cases this year. Two men, aged 76 ... and their daughter contracted the H7N9 bird flu eastern Zhejiang, China’s worst-hit province, Xinhua reported at the time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420740/china-reports-three-new-h7n9-bird-flu-deaths
  3. 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
  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 - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... Stuart Lau and Lo Wei Three-week ban on live chicken sales after bird flu found at market The government yesterday banned the sale of live chickens for three weeks and is preparing to cull 20,000 birds at the wholesale market in Cheung Sha Wan today. The developments came after a sample from a Guangdong supplier tested positive for H7N9 bird flu, which has killed dozens of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415003/one-batch-live-chickens-may-be-infected-h7-virus-health-officials-say
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangxi boy confirmed with H7N9 virus after mother contracts bird flu

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:54pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Mother and son confirmed with H7N9 Guangxi has reported a boy contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu, a day after his mother was confirmed to have the virus. The Guangxi health bureau said the boy, aged five and from Heng county in Nanning, started coughing and had a fever on Monday and was diagnosed with the disease yesterday. Health authorities are still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421673/guangxi-boy-confirmed-h7n9-virus-after-mother-contracts-bird-flu
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong boy, 6, living in Shenzhen tests positive for H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com HK boy, six, catches H7N9 bird flu A six-year-old local boy living in Shenzhen has become the youngest Hongkonger to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus. The Centre for Health Protection said the boy developed flu symptoms on January 27 and was given medicine by his family. He visited Hong Kong the next day with his mother and four relatives. When he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1418811/hong-kong-boy-6-living-shenzhen-tests-positive-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  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 - 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... sense of security created by improved defences against bird flu. Then former health minister Dr York Chow Yat-ngok said the decision might not be permanent as viruses and the risk could change. Guangzhou authorities clearly think that time has arrived, after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1510125/when-it-comes-live-chicken-sales-health-should-be-top

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