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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Risk of bird flu epidemic low, scientist says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Mimi Lau

    ... of bird flu epidemic low, scientist says A top mainland respiratory disease expert has said the chance of an outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus becoming serious in the Guangdong area is low. Dr ... but only two possible cases of human transfer of H7N9 bird flu are now under investigation in two families in Shanghai and Jiangsu province. "These two family members engage in very close ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Guangzhou closes poultry markets to stop bird flu

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 11:05am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The major city of Guangzhou in southern China has closed its live poultry markets for two weeks as part of efforts to halt the spread of bird flu. The city government says the closure takes effect on Saturday and lasts through Feb. 28. China has suffered at least 32 deaths from the H7N9 flu strathis year, according to the government’s Xinhua News ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Jiangxi death first human case of H10N8 bird flu strain, expert says

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 04:22am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Elderly woman is first confirmed to have caught H10N8 strain, disease expert says New bird flu blamed for death in Jiangxi Another bird flu strain has crossed the species ... previously unknown in humans. "It has never been detected in humans before," University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung, one of the world's foremost experts on bird flu ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Dongguan man diagnosed with deadly H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by Adrian Wan, Danny Mok

    ... Adrian Wan and Danny Mok Dongguan man treated for deadly bird flu strain A 39-year-old Dongguan man is in critical condition after being diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain, ... cases of the bird flu strain since December 2. A spokesman for the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said Guangdong health authorities had informed it about the new Dongguan case. ...

  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, ...

  8. News - China

    Two more H7N9 bird flu cases linked to Shenzhen's Longgang district

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:06am by He Huifeng, Emily Tsang

    ... He Huifeng and Emily Tsang Two more flu cases linked to Longgang Three patients who have contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu had visited the Longgang district of Shenzhen, including ... up their bird flu tests on patients. Hospital Authority chief executive Dr Leung Pak-yin said yesterday that all patients with pneumonia and flu-like symptoms were required to be tested ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Hongkongers warned to avoid mainland wet markets as H10N8 bird flu kills woman

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 11:21pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Emily Tsang and Zhuang Pinghui More people in danger from H10N8, expert says A professor who had warned of the threat to humans from the H10N8 bird flu says more people are likely ... with live poultry. The warning came after a 62-year-old man from Yangjiang in Guangdong was yesterday confirmed as the fifth person in the province to be infected with another deadly bird flu ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu has 'unusual' ability to resist antiviral drug Tamiflu: study

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Emily Tsang, Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters H7N9 'unusually' resistant to antiviral drug: study A new US study has found that the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu has an "unusual" ability ... in the H7N9 strain of bird flu to be highly resistant to the drug while still sustaining its ability to infect human cells in a laboratory dish. The results came as two patients who contracted H7N9 ...




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