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  1. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Some bird flu patients resistant to only available H7N9 drug

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

    ... Laboratory tests have revealed resistance in some H7N9 bird flu patients to the only available treatment, said virologists who unveiled “concerning” study results on Tuesday. Three out of 14 patients monitored at a clinic in Shanghai had a genetically-mutated version of the virus that makes it drug resistant, a team of researchers in China wrote in the journal The Lancet. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1248417/confirmed-cases-h7n9-bird-flu-drug-resistance
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378426/h7n9-bird-flu-has-unusual-ability-resist-antiviral-drug-tamiflu-study
  3. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... in his report on health spending for this year- which he estimated at HK$52.4 billion. He said the vaccine still had to undergo further tests. "But if successful, the application scope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464820/h7n9-bird-flu-vaccine-can-be-ready-end-year-says-health-minister
  4. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Mainland China's poultry may be quarantined at border

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LO WEI

    ... to avoid cross-infection with local birds, the health minister said. While all poultry are currently kept at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market while they wait for test results, this led ... on the mainland since the virus emerged in March last year. All live poultry trade including imports have been suspended in Hong Kong until February 18 after a poultry sample from Guangdong tested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1419464/mainland-chinas-poultry-may-be-quarantined-border
  5. 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

    ... 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 ... surrender scheme introduced to poultry raisers in 2004 and 2008. But Wong said: "If all the birds are home-grown and subject to testing at different ages, it is more likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220099/stop-mainland-china-chicken-imports-says-expert
  6. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Wholesalers to get HK$30 for each chicken culled

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by LO WEI

    ... from a Guangdong supplier tested positive for H7N9 bird flu. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said he understood it had been a hard blow for the industry. Wholesalers said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1427423/wholesalers-get-hk30-each-chicken-culled
  7. 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

    ... conduct more sensitive blood tests on poultry at farms before exporting the animals to the border, where Hong Kong would run the tests as well. "The plasma test is more sensitive than the quick [genetic] test we are now conducting on live chicken," he said. "It will be more accurate in testing any birds that have come into contact with the virus, even if the bird itself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1379381/shenzhen-poultry-markets-shut-down-amid-h7n9-bird-flu-fears
  8. News - World - BIRD FLU

    New technology speeding up progress on bird flu vaccine

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 01:14pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... in making a flu vaccine - government-backed researchers had already begun testing a “seed” strain of the virus made from the genetic code posted on the Internet. This new, faster approach ... After the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, US health agencies gathered to do some soul searching. Representatives from BARDA, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1212886/new-technology-speeding-progress-bird-flu-vaccine
  9. 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

    ... two Shenzhen wet markets have tested positive for the H7N9 virus that has infected two Hong Kong residents who recently visited Shenzhen. The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1378926/no-need-ban-all-mainland-live-poultry-time-being-health-minister-ko
  10. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong ready to cull birds at first sign of 'bird flu' infection

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Live poultry will undergo a new test that can yield results in four hours, health chief says Government ready to cull sick birds Poultry will be culled and imports suspended if a quick test on live chickens, to be introduced this week, detects any positive results for H7N9, the health minister said yesterday. Food and Health Bureau Secretary Dr Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210224/government-ready-cull-birds-first-sign-bird-flu-infection

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