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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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 ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea quarantines poultry farms in 2 provinces over bird flu

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 11:14pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Seoul Farms quarantined over bird flu concerns South Korea has banned the movement of people who work with poultry and poultry products from two provinces after confirming an outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at farms in the country's south. The flu strain is deadly for birds but no human infections have been reported. Authorities have restricted movement in North Jeolla ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 04:02am by Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau

    ... Emily Tsang and Mimi Lau emily.tsang@scmp.com New bird flu tests show no new cases: authorities Blood-serum tests aimed at boosting Hong Kong's defences against the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus have so far returned no positive results, authorities on both sides of the border say. The tests, showing whether chickens have been exposed to the H7 virus of which H7N9 ...




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