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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - China

    Scientists discover new bird flu virus ‘worse than H7N9’

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Hong Kong team finds new H7 flu strain in chickens in southeast China New bird flu virus 'worse than H7N9' Hong Kong scientists studying the H7N9 bird flu virus said they had discovered another H7-type virus lurking in chickens in China. Dubbed H7N7, the virus was able to infect mammals in a lab experiment, said the team, warning H7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298516/hong-kong-researchers-find-new-h7-strain-bird-flu
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Vigilance the best defence against bird flu

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Vigilance the best defence H7N9, the bird flu strain that has health officials on edge, is now on Hong Kong's doorstep. A confirmed case in the Guangdong city ... stricken, 45 have died. That is a fatality rate half a dozen times more than that for common seasonal flu. H7N9 has caused more human infections in a shorter period than any other bird flu. It has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1298494/vigilance-best-defence-against-bird-flu
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Warmer weather may be curbing spread of bird flu in China

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... be limiting the spread of a deadly new bird flu, as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply this month, say health experts. As of Monday, a total of 131 human cases of H7N9 had been reported ... can spread Professor Lu Jiahai, Bird Flu expert The scarcity of new cases is in sharp contrast to the spread last month. At a peak on April 16, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1238513/warmer-weather-may-limit-spread-new-bird-flu-mainland-china

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