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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 - China

    Family cluster of bird flu cases brings China’s total H7N9 infections to 110

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 01:07pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A family cluster of H7N9 bird flu cases has been reported in Zhejiang where both parents and their daughter contracted the disease, bringing mainland China’s total number of the confirmed cases this month to 110, Xinhua News Agency reported. An official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention told Legal Evening News on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1416539/family-cluster-bird-flu-cases-brings-chinas-total-h7n9-infections-110
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 26, 2013

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... to fighting between North and South Vietnam. AFP   Two Cambodians die after catching bird flu PHNOM PENH- Two Cambodians died after contracting bird flu from infected chickens, the World Health Organisation said. Tests on the victims- a 15-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man who died this week- confirmed they had contracted the H5N1 strain of bird flu. The virus is known to have killed 362 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1136238/briefs-january-26-2013
  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 - 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    80-year-old becomes first victim of H7N9 bird flu to die in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Bird-flu victim dies in Hong Kong An 80-year-old man yesterday became the first person infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu to die in Hong Kong. ... was discovered to have bird flu and isolated at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung for intensive care treatment. He died at the hospital yesterday and the case has been referred to the coroner. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1390535/80-year-old-becomes-first-victim-h7n9-bird-flu-die-hong-kong
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - PEARL BRIEFING

    Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:39am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Province known for its taste for fresh poultry has not gone as far as others to prevent spread Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu Following the recent news of more bird flu cases in Guangdong- two of them Hong Kong residents who contracted the disease in Shenzhen-authorities in the province appear to be making serious efforts to contain the outbreak. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1391343/guangdong-slow-apply-lessons-learnt-bird-flu

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