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  1. Officials and chicken traders to meet over payouts for poultry

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... a cross-border flu-preparedness exercise was conducted for the first time by Hong Kong and Shenzhen health quarantine authorities at the Shenzhen Bay Port. A spokesman for the Department of Health said ... Mary Ann Benitez and Peter So The government and chicken traders meet this morning in an effort to resume stalled negotiations over compensation and the future of poultry wet markets ...

  2. Joint bird flu exercise proposed

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... major drills to test its contingency plans. 'This coming year we would like to do [one] with the mainland authorities in some areas as well so that we can look at cross-border travel,' ... way to do it and how we can have an exercise that will have cross-border activities at the same time,' he told an event, organised by the Apec Business Advisory Council and the Hong Kong ...

  3. Health chiefs to step up disease surveillance

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Lawmakers are told of plans to avoid future outbreaks, including proposals for a new cross-border framework Hong Kong will increase surveillance of unusual infectious diseases to avoid ... encephalitis. Dr Leung said Hong Kong and mainland authorities had an agreement to notify each other of cases of seven diseases, but that a new cross-border framework was being considered. He said ...

  4. Two dead birds flu-free, but more found

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flu had been detected in the city. He urged the government to step up efforts to enforce its ban on backyard poultry and cross-border smuggling of poultry. No poultry farm lies within 3km ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and energy-saving and environmental technologies, have won funding under a cross-border scheme aimed at upgrading the technology level in the Pearl River Delta region. Hong Kong will provide HK$36.7 ...

  6. TB case shows limits of disease safeguards

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland for food and water leaves us open to diseases through the movement of goods. Cross-border and international travel increase the risk. Overcrowded living conditions make for higher risk ... on the honesty of travellers and observation to prevent diseases from crossing borders. Hong Kong's experience in dealing with infectious diseases leaves us better placed than many other cities when ...

  7. Smuggled fertilised eggs dodging bird flu control measures, say trade sources

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Smuggled fertilised eggs from the mainland containing chicken embryos that may be infected are bypassing government bird flu control measures and could be spreading the disease, trade sources say. They said the practice had grown since the administration curbed imports of day-old chicks from the mainland early this year, to prevent cross-border ...

  8. Lessons to learn, even if we can breathe easier

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... continues to cross borders and has infected more than 2,000, outside Mexico the death toll remains low and most cases mild. Hopefully, the immediate danger has passed, but there is a risk ...

  9. Saving lives, from the storm's eye

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to cross borders easily, most likely carried in the gut of migrating birds, the nightmare scenario could well come true, unless health officials maintain the utmost vigilance and are prepared ...

  10. No room for sentiment in fight against bird flu

    Posted Feb 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cross-border imports and carry out stringent surveillance. These methods served us well and have prevented further such deadly outbreaks here. They are now the basis for tackling bird flu elsewhere ...




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