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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists recreate deadly Spanish flu

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily between animals. "The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly ... and other birds, but occasionally strains mutate into a form that can infect humans. The H5N1 bird flu strain has killed at least 386 people since 2003, according to the World Health Organisation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531011/scientists-recreate-deadly-spanish-flu
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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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