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  1. News - China

    Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 03:37pm by AFP

    ... A seven-year-old girl who contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu left hospital on Wednesday and appeared before media in an apparent bid by health authorities to cool concerns about ... Health authorities in China say they do not know exactly how the virus is spreading, but it is believed to be crossing to humans from birds, triggering mass poultry culls in several cities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216764/beijing-h7n9-flu-victim-return-home
  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China death toll hits 10 in H7N9 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... The death toll from H7N9 bird flu in China reached 10 on Thursday with another victim in Shanghai, as cities banned people from raising chickens at home to try to contain the outbreak. ... There are signs the H7N9 bird flu outbreak is hurting business in some sectors, including restaurants. US fast food giant KFC, already hit by an earlier scandal in China over antibiotics in chicken, saw ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212419/death-toll-hits-10-h7n9-bird-flu-outbreak
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2013

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

    ... in a mother's milk. Therefore this venture that has been launched in Guangzhou should be commended and supported. Ho Po-shan, Ho Man Tin   Bird flu fight bolstered by leadership I refer to the report ("Reduce bird flu fatalities, Li urges health officials", April 29). The reappearance of bird flu which has evolved into H7N9 has already caused a great deal of suffering on the mainland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1234991/letters-editor-may-11-2013
  4. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Ducks slaughtered after bird flu found at German farm

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 08:51pm by Associated Press in Berlin

    ... Associated Press in Berlin  About 14,000 ducks at a German farm were being slaughtered on Saturday following a bird flu outbreak. A federal labouratory confirmed the H5N1 virus ... they are and report any symptoms. The H5N1 virus normally spreads between sick poultry, but it can sometimes spread from poultry to humans. Bird flu has killed 367 people worldwide since surfacing in 2003, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151885/ducks-slaughtered-after-bird-flu-found-german-farm
  5. News - China

    China bans Arkansas poultry after mild bird flu strain

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 09:55am by Reuters

    ... incident,” Moore said. Arkansas is the second largest US chicken producer behind Georgia. In June, tests found about eight birds in an Arkansas flock of 9,000 breeder chickens in Scott County were positive for the H7N7 low-pathogen avian flu, a state poultry official said at the time. The flock was humanly euthanised and buried and the eggs they produced were destroyed. The influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293277/china-bans-arkansas-poultry-after-mild-bird-flu-strain
  6. News - China

    Guiyang woman dies of bird flu in hospital

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A woman in southwestern China died of bird flu on Wednesday, state media said, a rare case in the country of a fatality from the H5N1 virus since a major ... who developed signs of the virus around the same time, was reported over the weekend to be in critical condition. More than 365 people have died of bird flu globally since a 2003 outbreak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1149421/21-year-old-woman-dies-bird-flu-guiyang-china
  7. News - Asia - BIRD FLU

    South Korea culls 2pc of poultry to curb fears of H5N8 bird flu outbreak

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:37pm by Reuters in Seoul

    ... Reuters in Seoul An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has driven the authorities in South Korea to cull poultry, prompting fears among consumers and a decline in sales South Korea has culled 2 per cent of its poultry population of 160 million to rein in the spread of bird flu, which is affecting an increasing number of farms, although there has been no human case, farm ministry officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422048/south-korea-culls-2-cent-poultry-curb-fears-h5n8-bird-flu-outbreak
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Containing bird flu viruses a life and death battle in China

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A life and death battle for Beijing Bird flu sub-types affecting humans are named with science in mind, factually and without emotion. As innocuous as the four-character ... at any one time- and the close proximity of people to animals and birds makes for ideal breeding conditions for cross-species flu viruses. Up to 80 per cent of chickens are raised in backyards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1424859/containing-bird-flu-viruses-life-and-death-battle-china
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The number of human infections of the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu should be expected to rise if the live poultry trade continues, mainland officials have warned. Mainland health authorities ... Commission, said experts had estimated mainland China would continue to show cases of human infection of H7N9 bird flu, but surveillance had found that transmission was still from poultry to humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue

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