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  1. Deadly bird flu strain found in pigs

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Chinese expert's discovery raises fears virus could mutate and spread to humans China has found the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in pigs from two different ... of the National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory. 'In 2003 and 2004, we have isolated the [H5N1] strain from pigs. It is a more dangerous signal,' Dr Chen, whose laboratory is under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/467272/deadly-bird-flu-strain-found-pigs
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 09:17pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of Agriculture's Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, produced 127 novel viruses in the laboratory. After testing them on mice and guinea pigs, the researchers found that four were both deadly and highly ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists swap bird flu gene with one from human virus in laboratory guinea pig tests H5N1 flu research sparks ethical and safety debate A team of top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1229485/fears-man-made-bird-flu-bug
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

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

    ... that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has infected two young adults and killed one of them in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. True, the city is now far better prepared for dealing with an epidemic ... of 70 per cent of infectious diseases over the past three decades. Asian people should take heed that contributing factors to animal sickness were hygiene standards where poultry and pigs were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  4. When pigs fly

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng Is this a chance for pigs to fly? If you don't know what I'm talking about- and if you're not a virologist or public health specialist, you could be forgiven for not being too worried about pigs with bird flu- let me explain. A researcher from the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute gave a paper at an international symposium on Sars in Beijing recently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469223/when-pigs-fly
  5. 'No mutation of bug' in pig-borne infection

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The fatal outbreak of a pig-borne disease in Sichuan is caused by one type of bacteria and not a mutated or new strain, according to a group of Hong Kong specialists ... infected since last May had not had regular contact with pigs. The announcement follows an overnight discussion between the Health Department and three local experts- an infectious disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510681/no-mutation-bug-pig-borne-infection
  6. Missed opportunity?

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Yvonne Chan

    ... Yvonne Chan Shortly after the re-emergence of Sars in China, the public was warned of the return of another deadly disease: bird flu. Experts sounded the alarm after it was suspected ... could be a bigger threat to humans than Sars. Officials in Vietnam suspect the virus spread to pigs before infecting humans. The WHO believes it may only be a matter of time before the bird flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441574/missed-opportunity
  7. 5 dead birds in Causeway Bay tested for virus

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Five birds found dead in Causeway Bay yesterday are being tested for the H5N1 virus, just weeks after a ban on live chicken sales was lifted. Meanwhile, a ranger who handled a dead bird at a family camp site in Sai Kung last week was released from hospital last night after being admitted with flu-like symptoms. The ranger, who found the dead bird ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991179/5-dead-birds-causeway-bay-tested-virus
  8. Bird flu nothing to do with DNA

    Posted Mar 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the discussion about pigs suddenly come from? Yes, pig farms cause pollution and they may not be compatible with an urban population like Hong Kong but where does she come up with statements like 'the biggest danger comes from poultry. then pigs'? Has the administration tested local pigs and imported pigs for bird flu? If so, can we see the results please? Is the administration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541034/bird-flu-nothing-do-dna
  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... A six-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country’s toll from the deadly virus to nine so far this year, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. The girl, ... poultry deaths in the village and the girl was likely to be exposed to sick and dead poultry before she became sick,” the statement said. Cambodia has recorded 34 human cases of H5N1 since 2003, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274099/six-year-old-cambodian-girl-dies-bird-flu
  10. H5 flu virus found in dead bird

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A dead black-headed gull found at the airport has tested positive for H5 bird flu virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said, and further tests were being conducted to confirm it. The common winter visitor's carcass was found at South Perimeter Road on Monday. The location is far from the passenger terminal and there are no poultry farms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736883/h5-flu-virus-found-dead-bird

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