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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... inside for a few days and then the chickens started to fall ill." Initial test results revealed that the chickens were not infected with avian influenza, the Agriculture, Fisheries ... reached about 2,000. Some 7,000 remain alive on the farm. Cheng said the owner of the farm told him that the chickens had received vaccinations against avian influenza and Newcastle disease, ...

  2. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rate for influenza in private clinics rose from 22.9 per 1,000 cases in June to 39.8 this month. Protection measures against flu include maintaining good ventilation and good environmental and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...

  3. New alarm to sound flu warning

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Government will issue alert for outbreaks of human and avian influenza, here or overseas A new three-tier alert system is to be launched to protect the city from a global influenza outbreak that international authorities have warned could kill more than 7 million people worldwide. At its most serious level, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa would head a special emergency ...

  4. Planned drug stockpile could treat 30pc of HK

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The government wants to increase its stockpile of antiviral drugs to give it the capability to treat 30 per cent of the population in the event of an influenza pandemic. ... during an influenza pandemic. He said priority would be given to elderly people, chronic patients, their carers and frontline medical workers. The drugs expire in about five years. But Secretary ...

  5. Hospital Authority starts surveillance programme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Hospital Authority and all 12 private hospitals in Hong Kong have been placed on full alert for bird flu. The authority last night also announced the launch of a three-week enhanced surveillance programme from tomorrow. Under the programme, ...

  6. HK is a health risk, Australians warned

    Posted Oct 31st 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... of pre-travel health checks. The advice was posted on the official website www.smartraveller.gov.au on Friday. It added: 'If the avian influenza virus mutates to a form where efficient ... providing consular and other essential services in the event of a widespread outbreak of bird flu among humans. The consulate also said it would not be in a position to provide influenza antiviral ...

  7. Chickens and water fowl must be separated, says bird flu expert

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou and Patsy Moy Guangdong's top authority on bird flu has urged the separation of water fowl and chickens to control the disease. He says the risk is not over even though the province and Hong Kong have agreed to resume live ...

  8. Bird garden bears brunt of flu 'panic'

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Pet shop owners in Yuen Po bird garden in Mongkok have accused the government of creating public panic during the bird flu scare and of trying to turn Hong Kong into a bird-free city. They said business had dropped by more than half recently. Ta ...

  9. Live chicken numbers to be cut by half

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Government contingency plan for bird-flu outbreak aims to speed up slaughter of flocks The government plans to cut the population of chickens in Hong Kong by half as part of its contingency plan to deal with an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu. Permane ...

  10. HK on guard for an outbreak of flu

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... [mixing and mutating of genes] between human flu strains and those from birds if we have a high population of people infected with influenza... Besides protecting people from influenza ... the potential to ignite a pandemic. In its official website, WHO said: 'We have urged all countries to develop or update their influenza pandemic preparedness plans for responding to the widespread ...




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