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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1409312/south-korea-quarantines-poultry-farms-2-provinces-over-bird-flu
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412799/new-bird-flu-tests-show-no-new-cases-authorities
  3. Complacency and timidity hamper bird flu fight

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The detection of the deadly H5N1 virus in samples taken from live chickens at a popular market is a chilling reminder that the threat posed by bird flu has never left Hong Kong. ... no doubt, helped prevent any serious outbreak of bird flu in recent years, even though the virus has hit other parts of Asia severely. The virus was detected in routine samples taken on Tuesday from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640757/complacency-and-timidity-hamper-bird-flu-fight
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New tests on chickens to boost bird-flu defences

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by Lo Wei and He Huifeng

    ... Lo Wei and He Huifeng Blood-serum tests will complement DNA probes by showing whether chickens without the virus have been previously exposed New tests to boost bird-flu defences Additional tests will be conducted on imported and local chickens from Friday in an effort to boost Hong Kong's defences against the potentially fatal H7N9 strain of bird flu. The health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407927/new-tests-chickens-boost-bird-flu-defences
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu leads to second death in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Emily Tsang and Danny Mok

    ... Emily Tsang and Danny Mok H7N9 bird flu causes second death in HK A second person has died in the city after being infected with H7N9 bird flu. The 65-year-old Hong Kong man died yesterday ... and a middle-aged Guangdong man died last Monday. The development came amid news that nine other people had died after contracting more common strands of flu this year. During the winter peak period, 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405030/h7n9-bird-flu-leads-second-death-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - DISEASE PREVENTION

    Health chief urges Lunar New Year precautions against bird flu

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Food and Health Secretary Ko Wing-man on Sunday urged Hongkongers to take precautions against bird flu during the Lunar New Year, warning them not to visit ... regularly, covering one's nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, along with ensuring safe preparation of meat by keeping raw and cooked food separate during preparation. Bird flu cannot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1403834/health-chief-urges-lunar-new-year-precautions-against-bird-flu
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... Shu-cheong, Chinese University's head of respiratory medicine, said it was unlikely that the chickens died of bird flu. Hui added that even if it was confirmed that the chickens had died of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely that humans could get infected. "It's not as powerful as the bird flu. And it's not infectious enough to get all the chickens in the farm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  8. News - World - CANADA

    First H5N1 bird flu case in Canada as patient dies after Beijing trip

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 09:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa The first fatal case of H5N1 bird flu on the north American continent has been reported in Alberta, Canada, after the victim returned from a trip to China ... and the World Health Organiaation, but said they are at a loss to explain where or how the person caught the illness. Beijing had been believed to be free of the bird flu virus. Authorities have also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1401292/first-h5n1-bird-flu-case-canada-patient-dies-after-beijing-trip
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu may be spread through human faeces, research suggests

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Bird flu may be spread through human faeces The H7N9 bird flu that emerged on the mainland in March may be spreading through human faeces, as university ... fatalities returned positive results for the H7N9 strain. The rate - 67 per cent - was much higher compared with those found for human flu or H5N1 bird flu, which ranged from 5 per cent to 33 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296797/h7n9-bird-flu-may-be-spread-through-human-faeces-research-suggests
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Man, 86, may have picked up H9N2 bird flu at Shenzhen market

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:36am by EMILY TSANG LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Man may have caught H9N2 at Shenzhen market Mainland health officials believe the Shenzhen-based Hong Kong man infected with H9N2 bird flu is likely to have ... chickens, more Hongkongers were likely to be infected with the H9N2, H7N9 and H10N8 bird flu strains. "Three different strains of bird flu appear to be spreading from birds to humans this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1394228/man-86-may-have-picked-h9n2-bird-flu-shenzhen-market

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