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  1. 3 new bird species spotted at Mai Po reserve

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Three new bird species have been discovered at Mai Po nature reserve recently. The new birds sighted included a juvenile steppe eagle, which was photographed at the reserve ... Kong, but further sightings by birdwatchers helped establish its true species. Another first-time visitor to the reserve was a tundra bean goose, which was spotted at the inter-tidal mudflats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675499/3-new-bird-species-spotted-mai-po-reserve
  2. High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the consumption or handling of infected poultry is believed to be one way the virus crosses the species barrier. Yet poultry in the city's farms and wet markets are still given a first-generation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007532/high-risk-winter-bird-flu-outbreak
  3. Bird flu in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January to March 2006 17 birds infected with H5N1 10 bird species released for blessings: 2 Oriental magpie robins, one crested myna, 4 common magpies, 1 munia, 1 white-backed munia, ... 3 with H5 still awaiting confirmation of H5N1 3 bird species released for blessings: a scaly breasted munia found in Causeway Bay confirmed with H5N1; white-eye found in San Po Kong and white-backed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578989/bird-flu-hong-kong
  4. Dead Lantau buzzard had H5N1

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A common buzzard found dead on Lantau last Monday had been confirmed as infected with H5N1, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. The infection was confirmed after a series of laboratory tests on the carcass, collected on December 17 at Sha Lo Wan. The bird is a common migratory species that winters in Hong Kong. The department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620466/dead-lantau-buzzard-had-h5n1
  5. Dead egret sparks bird flu alert

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Tuen Mun Park went on bird flu alert after a little egret suspected of having the H5 virus was found dead, the second in two weeks. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said further tests would be done to see if the bird had died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The egret's body was found on Monday. Another sick bird of the same species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618608/dead-egret-sparks-bird-flu-alert
  6. Diary of decisions

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: H5N1 bird flu jumps species barrier for first time, infecting 18 people; six die. All 1.54 million farmed poultry culled. 2001: Second outbreak among poultry in wet markets; 1.37 million birds culled. 2002: Outbreak on chicken farms; 919,000 birds culled. December 2002 to mid-2003: Wild fowl in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, die of H5N1, which spreads to farms; poultry at affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716674/diary-decisions
  7. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that an Oriental magpie robin found dead a week ago in Tin Shui Wai had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu. The robin, a species resident in Hong Kong, was collected last Saturday from Ju Ching Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988576/chicken-flock-given-clean-bill-health-after-flu-tests
  8. Taking flight

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1997: H5N1 bird flu jumps species barrier for first time, infecting 18 people; six die. All 1.54 million farmed poultry culled. 2001: Second outbreak among poultry in wet markets; 1.37 million birds culled. 2002: Outbreak on chicken farms; 919,000 birds culled. Dec 2002 to mid-2003: Wild fowl in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, die of H5N1, which spreads to farms; poultry at affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715980/taking-flight
  9. Too soon to rule out bird flu in goose deaths: expert

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because of the three bird species living on the same island in Qinghai Lake only bar-headed geese, the sole species feeding on grass, had died, while the brown-headed gulls and pallas's gulls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/500064/too-soon-rule-out-bird-flu-goose-deaths-expert
  10. Bird flu woman may be asked to give blood to help other patients

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... genetic change of the H5N1 virus infecting the woman. In 1997, the deadly H5N1 virus first jumped the species barrier to infect 18 people in Hong Kong, killing six. The last confirmed case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731361/bird-flu-woman-may-be-asked-give-blood-help-other-patients

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