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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of pandemic potential of the new H10N8 bird flu virus

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:23am by Emily Tsang and Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Cases of new bird flu strain enough to cause 'alarm' about its possibility for mutation A novel bird flu virus that has killed one mainlander and left ... and may cause more human infections in the future." An expert in infectious diseases in Hong Kong, meanwhile, said tests for the H10 virus should be stepped up among flu patients and poultry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1421212/china-scientists-reveal-second-case-h10n8-raising-alarm-about-bird-flus
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Tokyo 112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak Japanese officials ordered the slaughter of about 112,000 chickens at two poultry farms after confirming the nation's first case of bird flu for three years. DNA tests have revealed the H5strain of the virus at a farm with 56,000 birds in Kumamoto prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu, after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481263/112000-chickens-destroyed-after-bird-flu-outbreak
  3. 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
  4. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... leaders have asked health authorities to share less information about an outbreak of bird flu, as sales have suffered from an ever increasing death toll. In open letters, the national association of poultry farmers and their provincial counterparts in Guangxi and Guangdong have as asked local authorities to “stop reporting individual cases of H7N9”, referring to the deadly bird flu strain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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