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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... scheme. The move was instigated after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. Upon conclusion of the trial ... on buying live poultry saying they will travel to other districts or seek underground vendors of fresh birds. The move is viewed by some residents as the beginning of the end of a 2,000-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry

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