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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2013

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in a mother's milk. Therefore this venture that has been launched in Guangzhou should be commended and supported. Ho Po-shan, Ho Man Tin   Bird flu fight bolstered by leadership I refer to the report ("Reduce bird flu fatalities, Li urges health officials", April 29). The reappearance of bird flu which has evolved into H7N9 has already caused a great deal of suffering on the mainland, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1234991/letters-editor-may-11-2013
  2. News - China

    January worst month in China’s human H7N9 outbreak

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The H7N9 bird flu death toll hit 31 in mainland China in January, the government said on Monday A total of 31 people died from H7N9 bird flu in mainland ... that the outbreak did not encompass all of last winter. It has reignited fears that a bird flu virus could mutate to become easily transmissible between people, threatening to trigger a pandemic. But NHFPC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425289/january-worst-month-chinas-human-h7n9-outbreak
  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 - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza ... in Shanghai, said Xinhua. Eight of the people reported on Tuesday to have contracted H7N9 bird flu were said to be in critical condition. Three of these were in Jiangsu, according to Xinhua, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216431/eight-new-china-bird-flu-victims-critical-condition
  5. News - China

    Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 03:37pm by AFP

    ... 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 authorities to cool concerns about ... 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 cities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216764/beijing-h7n9-flu-victim-return-home
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212419/death-toll-hits-10-h7n9-bird-flu-outbreak
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

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