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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Fourth case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China in 3 weeks

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui, Thomas Chan

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Thomas Chan Zhejiang woman critical as scientists say it is too early to predict whether major outbreak is likely Fourth case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in 3 weeks A new human case of H7N9 bird flu has been confirmed in Zhejiang province, the fourth on the mainland in three weeks, but scientists said it was too early to know whether they represented a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1349382/fourth-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-china-3-weeks
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Wet market stays open despite bird flu case

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Guangdong culture of eating fresh chicken means it has to keep operating, official says Wet market stays open despite bird flu case Guangdong will not close a wet market near where a three-year-old boy is confirmed this week to have contracted the H7N9 strain of bird flu, because authorities have to meet "the public's need to eat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351208/wet-market-stays-open-despite-bird-flu-case
  3. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Poultry market closures halt bird flu, says Hong Kong study

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... is a sure-fire way of curbing the deadly H7N9 bird flu in case of an outbreak, disease control researchers said on Thursday. The closure of 780 live poultry markets (LPMs) in the Chinese cities ... is approaching its flu season now. Our findings confirm that LPM closure is a highly effective intervention to prevent human disease and protect public health Benjamin Cowling, University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344486/poultry-market-closures-halt-bird-flu-says-hong-kong-study
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese scientists develop bird flu vaccine

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:19am by Minnie Chan

    ... flu vaccine set for testing Chinese scientists have independently developed a vaccine for the H7N9 bird flu virus- a bug that has killed at least 45 people since March- and could be ready ... bird flu virus first emerged in Shanghai in February. Guangdong confirmed its first case in August. Hong Kong University microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung expressed concerns over whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1341446/chinese-scientists-develop-bird-flu-vaccine
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Scientists envision a possible new epidemic wave of bird flu

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 11:58am by Reuters, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Reuters and Stephen Chen Warning of larger outbreak of bird flu this winter Fresh human cases in eastern China of a deadly new strain of bird flu signal the potential for "a new ... experts have been warning that despite the marked drop off in cases during the summer months, the threat posed by H7N9 bird flu has not passed. Ab Osterhaus, a leading virologist based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1339496/new-china-bird-flu-cases-signal-potential-winter-epidemic
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    China to help poultry farmers hit with 20b yuan losses over bird flu

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 10:42am by Reuters and AFP

    ... Reuters and AFP in Shanghai A recent outbreak of bird flu in China has cost poultry farmers 20 billion yuan (HK$25.4 billion) and the government will implement new policies to support ... of the new H10N8 strain of bird flu, contracted by a woman who is in a critical condition in a hospital in the east of the country, state news agency Xinhua reported this week. The previous bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1417321/china-help-poultry-farmers-hit-20-billion-yuan-losses-over-bird-flu
  7. News - China - NETHERLANDS

    New China H7N9 strain gives kick to mutant bird flu research

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 06:13pm by Reuters

    ... into the wrong hands. But with China braced for scores more cases of a deadly new strain of H7N9 bird flu, Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus say the benefits of this gene mutation research far outweigh ... It is of extreme importance to being able to understand what’s going on.” As things stand, 45 of the 136 people known to have contracted H7N9 bird flu in China and Taiwan have died – giving a case fatality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1338068/new-china-h7n9-strain-gives-kick-mutant-bird-flu-research
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam confirms first bird flu death in nine months

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:46am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Vietnam has confirmed its first human death from bird flu in nine months. To Duc Sinh, director of Preventive Medicine Centre in southern Binh Phuoc province, said on Tuesday that a 52-year-old man died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu on January 18 on the way to a hospital in southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Sinh said the man developed a fever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1410162/vietnam-confirms-first-bird-flu-death-nine-months
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea orders bird flu lockdown to curb outbreak

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 10:30am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea imposed on Monday a 12-hour lockdown on poultry farms in three provinces to curb a spreading bird flu outbreak, banning the movement of animals, ... The H5N8 strain of bird flu has since been identified in 17 other farms, with tests being carried out in 22 others, and a further 810,000 poultry have been identified for slaughter. The 12-hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1414844/south-korea-orders-bird-flu-lockdown-curb-outbreak
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Vets head back to farm after initial tests proved negative for bird flu; poultry firm blames power-cut and urges customers not to panic New tests as chicken ... local chicken farms. Initial tests by the department ruled out bird flu as the cause, and the results of further tests had not been released last night. The birds are raised on the farm for Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500

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