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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing ‘downgrades’ H7N9 bird flu description as new cases spike

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:22pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has reportedly downgraded H7N9 bird flu in humans, dropping its description as “infectious” in new guidelines on how to deal with the disease, even ... fears that a bird flu virus could mutate to become easily transmissible between people, potentially triggering a pandemic. The guidelines come as human cases undergo a seasonal spike, with 95 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1414939/beijing-downgrades-h7n9-bird-flu-description-new-cases-spike
  2. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen. The fatality came ... in the Baoan district of Shenzhen living close to poultry stalls. He returned to Hong Kong on January 26 with mild flu symptoms but without a fever, which allowed him to avoid health detection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu strain is at peak: Chinese official

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 05:05pm by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com A senior Chinese disease control official has warned the H7N9 strain of bird flu had peaked again since last December following three recently reported ... concerns over a more dangerous strain of flu in the recent outbreak and said the virus had not undergone major mutations and remained sensitive to current medication, the newspaper reported. Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1410369/h7n9-bird-flu-strain-peak-chinese-official
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai doctor, 31, becomes first medical professional to die from H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Daniel Ren, LO WEI

    ... become the first health care worker killed by the H7N9 bird flu, raising fears that the virus can spread from person to person. Zhang Xiaodong, 31-year-old thoracic surgeon at the Shanghai Pudong ... Planning said. "If the diagnosis is confirmed and no [bird] exposure history is elicited, this does point slightly more to the possibility that H7N9 may be more transmissible between humans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409961/shanghai-doctor-31-becomes-first-medical-professional-die-h7n9-bird-flu
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Two more people have H7N9 bird flu in Guangdong

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:53am by PHILIA SIU

    ... Philia Siu Two more people have H7N9 in Guangdong Two more cases of people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu have been reported in Guangdong, according to a statement from the provincial centre of disease control and prevention. One patient is a 29-year-old man who sells bean curd at a market in the Tianhe district of the city. He became sick on January 3 and was admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1404149/two-more-people-have-bird-flu-guangdong
  8. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China bird flu deaths reach 72 this year, says government

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 01:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A total of 72 people died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in China in the first two months of this year, government figures showed, far more than ... of people with symptoms associated with the virus. Last week Hong Kong confirmed its sixth case of H7N9 bird flu, and the special administrative region of China has banned live poultry imports from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445211/china-bird-flu-deaths-reach-72-year-says-government
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chief says it's possible more Hongkongers have H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 12:18pm by Emily Tsang

    ... did not out the possibility that more Hongkongers might be have the deadly H7N9 virus after a Hong Kong patient came down with the avian flu following a mainland trip. The patient, a 66-year-old man with no history of consuming or coming in contact with live poultry, was diagnosed with bird flu after “passing by” a wet market in Shenzhen. The man, who is in critical condition, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1401379/health-chief-says-its-possible-more-hongkongers-have-h7n9-bird-flu

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