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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Hong Kong and Guangdong each confirm a new case of H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 04:26am by He Huifeng, Emily Tsang, SAMUEL CHAN

    ... He Huifeng, Emily Tsang and Samuel Chan HK, Guangdong report H7N9 cases Guangdong and Hong Kong yesterday each confirmed a new case of H7N9 bird flu as Hong Kong government called for stricter testing of poultry imports from the mainland. Hong Kong health chiefs announced that a 65-year-old man who travelled to Shenzhen's Luohu district on January 1 and returned home ...

  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 - 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu and swine flu can 'combine and mutate'

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... New strain from flu in birds and pigs could become pandemic threat, HKU researchers warn Follow @SCMP_News The H7N9 bird flu virus may combine with the swine flu and mutate into a new virus strain, a University of Hong Kong research team warns. The team's study, reported by the South China Morning Post yesterday, confirmed that the bird flu could be transmitted through ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China

    Tests for bird flu negative, says Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:15am by He Huifeng, Phila Siu

    ... He Huifeng and Phila Siu 46 people who had contact with second HK victim and two markets given all-clear Tests for bird flu negative: Shenzhen Shenzhen authorities say tests carried out since two cases of H7N9 bird flu surfaced in Hong Kong have proved negative. Forty-six people in Shenzhen who came into contact with Hong Kong's second H7N9 flu patient and samples from two ...

  10. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:42pm by Emily Tsang, He Huifeng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Emily Tsang, He Huifeng and Ng Kang-chung Deadly bird flu strain had been found at both premises in Shenzhen Poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 fears Health authorities ordered the closure yesterday of two Shenzhen wet markets where the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu was detected. The wet markets are in the border city's Longgang district. Today all poultry markets ...




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