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  1. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 harder to track but less likely to cause disease

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com New avian flu strain is more deadly to humans than birds, scientists say, as third death reported H7N9 harder to track but less likely to cause disease The H7N9 bird ... animals, says Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong. Though symptoms are mild in animals infected with H7N9, the virus seems to be more deadly to humans, having ...

  2. 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

    ... on January 14 and an 80-year old man died on Boxing Day last year. Both had recently returned from the mainland. Officials wearing masks and protective suits piled dead chickens into black plastic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Stop mainland China chicken imports, says Hong Kong vet

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... poultry from the mainland to cut the risk of the deadly H7N9 bird flu entering Hong Kong, said the government's former top vet who is a specialist in epidemics. Howard Wong Kai-hay, who ... a small pig or bird is fed with drugs, it may not be detectable when it grows older and is tested." Tang Wai-lun, of the New Territories Chicken Breeders Association, wants to see all ...

  4. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:42pm by Emily Tsang, He Huifeng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Emily Tsang, He Huifeng and Ng Kang-chung Deadly bird flu strain had been found at both premises in Shenzhen Poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 fears Health authorities ordered the closure yesterday of two Shenzhen wet markets where the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu was detected. The wet markets are in the border city's Longgang district. Today all poultry markets ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    No need to ban all mainland live poultry for time being, health minister Ko Wing-man says

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 01:13pm

    ... ordered the closure of chicken stalls in the two wet markets in question for Thursday for a thorough clean-up. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung said he believed the deadly ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu has 'unusual' ability to resist antiviral drug Tamiflu: study

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:54am by Emily Tsang, Reuters

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters H7N9 'unusually' resistant to antiviral drug: study A new US study has found that the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu has an "unusual" ability to resist Tamiflu- a key treatment drug- without losing any of its ability to spread in mammals. The study, carried out by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, found a mutation ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Poultry market closures halt bird flu, says Hong Kong study

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris University of Hong Kong study shows poultry market closures help protect public health Closing live poultry markets, though a huge economic setback, 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    DNA points to poultry markets as H7N9 transmission route

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... transmittable between humans. Finding the virus in other mammals such as pigs or dogs would also elevate that risk as the virus might have adapted to mammals, Peiris said. Poultry markets are most ...

  9. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu spreads to southern China

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 07:39pm by AFP

    ... Local health bureau in the southeastern province of Fujian confirms a 65-year-old man has the H7N9 virus China’s deadly outbreak of H7N9 bird flu has spread to a province in the country’s south, the government said on Friday, marking the second announcement in two days of a case in a new location. The local health bureau in the southeastern province of Fujian said a 65-year-old ...

  10. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Some bird flu patients resistant to only available H7N9 drug

    Posted May 28th 2013, 09:56pm by AFP

    ... of H7N9 resistance. On Monday, Chinese health authorities said no new human cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain had been recorded for the second week in a row. A total of 130 people have been ...




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