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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 'Work together or face a pandemic'

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez WHO man warns deadly H5N1 flu virus is becoming more versatile The regional director of the World Health Organisation warned yesterday that unless countries in the region ... increasingly versatile. The virus also has shown to be able to infect other animals, such as pigs and cats. More worrying was that it is able to infect humans who have had close contact with chickens- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475888/work-together-or-face-pandemic
  6. 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
  7. Dead chicken tests positive for H5 virus

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A dead chicken found in Sha Lo Wan on Lantau Island had tested positive for the H5 virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The Department of Health is looking for people who may have been in close contact with it and has placed some people under medical care. A spokesman said there were no poultry farms within three kilometres of where the dead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734069/dead-chicken-tests-positive-h5-virus
  8. WHO hardens pandemic warning

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... While the current outbreak has waned, the experts said bird flu had become more deadly for chickens and had infected a host of animals, including cats, tigers and pigs. It was also worrying ... are conservative and have appealed to Asian governments to take urgent action to avert the imminent threat from bird flu. The officials say the H5N1 bird flu virus has become more virulent and more deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479956/who-hardens-pandemic-warning
  9. Two dead birds flu-free, but more found

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Two dead birds found on a north Lantau beach were not carrying the bird flu virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said last night. But officers ... Wan. The latest discoveries took the total number of dead birds found in north Lantau to 17 over the past two days. On Monday, eight dead birds- five chickens, a cattle egret and two ducks- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668769/two-dead-birds-flu-free-more-found
  10. Crow tests positive for deadly H5N1 virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. The first infected wild bird to have been found in seven months, it was collected last Wednesday from a rubbish bin, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. Six wild birds with H5N1 were found from January to March. The H5N1 virus has killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657059/crow-tests-positive-deadly-h5n1-virus

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