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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Warmer weather may be curbing spread of bird flu in China

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... may be curbing spread of bird flu Government measures and favourable weather may be limiting the spread of a deadly new bird flu, as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply ... have been reported this month. At temperatures of 20 degrees [Celsius] or higher, few flu viruses can spread Professor Lu Jiahai, Bird Flu expert The scarcity of new cases is in sharp contrast ...

  2. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02pm by Zhuang Pinghui, LO WEI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Lo Wei Death of 49-year-old after contact with infected dead poultry an isolated incident, say experts Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu A 49-year-old man in Sichuan has died of H5N6 bird flu in the first known human infection of the strain in the world. The man from Nanchong, Nanbu county, had been in contact with dead poultry that had ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Bird flu puts stalls off buying more chickens

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Sales of live birds are down despite Ching Ming festival and health minister's assurance Bird flu puts stalls off buying more chickens Fears of bird flu ... cases of bird flu were found. The first case of bird flu was reported in Jiangsu where a chef fell ill on March 7 and died in hopsital on March 27. Yesterday, a 67-year-old Hangzhou man ...

  4. Business - Money - PHARMACEUTICALS

    Bird flu fears spark stock stampede

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Rush into drug plays as speculation mounts over how outbreak of new strain will develop Bird flu fears spark stock stampede Domestic drug makers surged on mainland stock exchanges yesterday as investors rushed into the sector on speculation a new strain of bird flu could spread further and create a spike in demand for related medicines. Analysts said ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Hanoi bans China poultry after new bird flu strain deaths

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... a new strain of bird flu. There have been seven human infections – two fatal – in China from the virulent disease, according to local authorities, the first time the H7N9 strain of avian ... are trying to determine how exactly the new variety of bird flu infected seven people, but say there is no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission. In Shanghai, where two people have died from ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Inquiry into scientists' exposure to bacteria also finds 'distressing' violations involving bird flu Anthrax probe reveals breaches in bioterror lab The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had uncovered a new safety breach at its bioterror research laboratories involving dangerous bird flu, just ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    'Eat only vegetables and fish,' retail boss' letter to staff about bird flu goes viral

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Liu Qiangdong, chief executive of Jingdong Mall, China’s second-largest online retailer, sent out a caring letter to his employees on Wednesday, warning them against the deadly new strain of bird flu. The letter went viral after an insider posted it on Weibo, China’s popular social networking website. Many bloggers, after reading it, joked that it was further proof ...

  8. News - China

    Shanghai stops poultry trade on bird flu fears

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 11:54am by Agence France Presse in Shanghai

    ... Agence France Presse in Shanghai Shanghai’s live poultry markets were shut on Saturday after authorities banned trading in birds to prevent the spread of H7N9 bird flu, which has killed ... selling live poultry were dark, and cages empty. “All trading has stopped because of bird flu. The seller has gone home because he has nothing to do,” said a seafood vendor. But eggs, including ...

  9. News - China

    Nanjing poultry butcher fourth person infected with H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 02:32pm

    ... Amy Li A new case of bird flu was reported in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday after a member of staff at a Nanjing hospital leaked a patient’s diagnosis on a Chinese social networking site. The news broke just as  Shanghai’s health bureau ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, killed two ...

  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 08:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A seven-year-old girl who contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu left hospital on Wednesday and appeared before media in an apparent bid by health ... with their daughter. Health authorities in China say they do not know exactly how the virus is spreading, but it is believed to be crossing to humans from birds, triggering mass poultry culls in several ...




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