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  1. Poultry ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong government announced a ban on imports of live birds and poultry meat from the mainland on Friday- two days after a bird flu outbreak was first confirmed in Guangxi. Did the government move fast enough in its attempt to keep the virus out of Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us. ...

  2. Doctors warned after mainland flu deaths

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Doctors were urged yesterday to conduct bird-flu tests on flu patients who have been to Guangxi and Hunan regions. The call from the Centre for Health Protection came after the deaths of two people in the autonomous region and province. The centre said the Ministry of Health had reported a H5N1 case in Guangxi. A 41-year-old man developed symptoms on February ...

  3. Border controls fail to deter Vietnamese poultry smugglers

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Pingxian, Guangxi Live chickens are still being sold at the border between Guangxi and Vietnam despite the outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on both sides. The mainland ... in Dingdang, Guangxi. At the market in Puzhai, one of the largest border trading spots, mainland health authorities posted notices at checkpoints warning people not to bring in poultry from Vietnam. ...

  4. Mainland outbreak confirmed in days

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in Guangxi, it was revealed yesterday. Ducks being bred on a farm in Dingdang town began to die last Friday and a state laboratory in Beijing concluded on Tuesday that they had contracted H5N1, Xinhua reported. The report said as soon as Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu were told of the results, they issued a directive to Guangxi authorities to take 'all necessary ...

  5. Workers are urged to get shots in case of flu crossover

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... came after the mainland banned the export of live poultry and poultry meat from Guangxi, where an outbreak was confirmed, and from Hubei and Hunan, where probable outbreaks were reported. ... the measures adopted by the mainland will be no different from the others [Guangxi, Hubei and Hunan],' he said, adding that keeping open communications with the mainland's quarantine ...

  6. Inspectors sent to Guangdong poultry farms

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... A further 82,643 poultry have been quarantined. The two markets remained closed yesterday. Last month a 41-year-old man died of bird flu in Guangxi. On the slaughter of chickens in the Foshan ... supplier in Yulin, Guangxi, said health authorities inspected their farm yesterday and its chickens had tested negative for bird flu. ...

  7. HK bans mainland poultry imports

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and Guangdong. The news comes three days after an outbreak was confirmed in Guangxi. The virus has infected flocks in nine Asian countries and has killed 10 people- seven of them children- in Vietnam ... a 'half-hearted' approach in handling the outbreak in Guangxi- the first on the mainland. 'They allowed chickens to be transported from one province to another. That is why bird flu spread within ...

  8. Guangdong banks on Sars defences

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... in place since the Sars crisis will keep the province free of bird flu despite the outbreak in neighbouring Guangxi. 'It is very frightening. We are surrounded in Guangdong, but we have taken ... will be allowed out of farms. If they somehow managed to slip through, we will catch them at the markets,' he said. While Guangdong has slapped a ban on importing poultry from Guangxi, national law ...

  9. Efforts stepped up following death

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... in Guangxi,' Dr Tsang said. 'The locations are getting closer to Hong Kong in geographical terms. But this is not something that is unexpected, as human cases occur more frequently ...

  10. Quarantine order is lifted on first town hit by virus

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Dingdang rejoices, but poultry raising can only resume six months later The mainland yesterday lifted the isolation order on Dingdang town in Guangxi province- the nation's first town to be struck by bird flu in winter. But officials said they would remain vigilant against any recurrence of the virus. The decision was announced yesterday by Longan County magistrate ...




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