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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379381/shenzhen-poultry-markets-shut-down-amid-h7n9-bird-flu-fears
  2. 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
  3. News - China - AVIAN FLU

    China bird flu deaths reach 72 this year, says government

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 01:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A total of 72 people died from the H7N9 bird flu strain in China in the first two months of this year, government figures showed, far more than ... of people with symptoms associated with the virus. Last week Hong Kong confirmed its sixth case of H7N9 bird flu, and the special administrative region of China has banned live poultry imports from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445211/china-bird-flu-deaths-reach-72-year-says-government
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    17 people in isolation amid scare over Hong Kong's first H7N9 bird flu case

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 12:28pm by Emily Tsang, Lo Wei and He Huifeng

    ... in isolation amid bird flu scare Seventeen people are in isolation after coming into contact with an Indonesian domestic helper who is the first person in Hong Kong to be infected with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu. They are among more than 200 people who have been placed under observation as a precaution, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. Those in isolation either lived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371744/search-bird-flu-contacts-widens-after-first-h7n9-hong-kong-case
  5. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong ready to cull birds at first sign of 'bird flu' infection

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Live poultry will undergo a new test that can yield results in four hours, health chief says Government ready to cull sick birds Poultry will be culled ... Wing-man announced there hade been nine suspected cases of human infection in Hong Kong, but all were found to be negative. Some schools are stepping up flu prevention measures and adopting more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210224/government-ready-cull-birds-first-sign-bird-flu-infection
  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Mainland poultry may be back on menu for festival

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by Ernest Kao, E MILY TSANG

    ... a ban on imports imposed in February after a bird-flu scare. Fresh chicken is often the centrepiece of family feasts on and around Monday's festival. The main barrier to agreement- ... 12,000 bred locally. Imports were suspended- initially for four months- at the end of a three-week ban on live chicken sales, which was prompted by the discovery of the H7N9 bird-flu virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583954/mainland-poultry-may-be-back-menu-festival
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1428341/guangzhou-closes-poultry-markets-stop-bird-flu
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the key to containing H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Vigilance the key to contain virus Ever since the H7N9 flu virus hit the region in March, the risk of human infection in Hong Kong has inevitably increased. Despite an array of precautionary measures put in place, it was only a matter of time before the bird flu reached our doorstep. Our line of defence was finally broken on Monday when an Indonesian domestic helper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371885/vigilance-key-containing-h7n9-bird-flu-virus
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    19 isolated after contact with man in Hong Kong's second bird flu case

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:26am by Ada Lee, He Huifeng, Emily Tsang

    ... in second bird flu case Nineteen people who came into contact with Hong Kong's second H7N9 flu patient are being kept in isolation in a hospital and at a holiday camp. They include 13 Tuen Mun ... 36, the first person in the city confirmed to have the flu strain, remains critically ill in intensive care in Queen Mary Hospital, Pok Fu Lam. Ko said Tri's condition had gradually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1375694/19-isolated-after-contact-man-hong-kongs-second-bird-flu-case
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Travellers to Hong Kong tested for bird flu but it's business as usual in Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 07:38pm by Emily Tsang and He Huifeng

    ... on a trip to Shenzhen was confirmed as the first local case of the fatal H7N9 strain of bird flu. The large-scale preventive actions contrast sharply with the muted response of authorities ... mild flu-like symptoms. Four of the five were members of the family of 10 Tri lived with in Tuen Mun, while the fifth was a hospital patient, the centre's controller Dr Leung Ting-hung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373030/travellers-hong-kong-tested-bird-flu-shenzhen-stalls

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