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  1. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Easily spreadable H5N1 flu just five mutations away, study finds

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:14pm by NYT

    ... mean that we should not exclude the possibility that it might happen." As with many other influenza studies, the scientists used ferrets as the stand-in for humans because their immune ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476653/easily-spreadable-h5n1-flu-just-five-mutations-away-study-finds
  2. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

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

    ... Health Organisation and its mainland counterparts. A spokesman added: "In view of human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) confirmed locally and on the mainland, further cases are expected, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464820/h7n9-bird-flu-vaccine-can-be-ready-end-year-says-health-minister
  3. 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

    ... and becoming resistant to such drugs, the study found the H7N9 strain to be unusual. "When seasonal influenza viruses gain resistance to drugs, it usually happens at a cost to the virus- the cost ... "Usually what we see with influenza, is that resistance … also confers a fitness disadvantage on the virus." Researchers said doctors should be prudent in their use of antiviral medicines ...

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

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday. The report said H7N9 had ... samples had shown genetic alterations, which meant the organism had adapted to be more contagious than other avian-influenza viruses. Among the 104 confirmed cases, 72 per cent have had exposures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  5. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai doctor, 31, becomes first medical professional to die from H7N9 bird flu virus

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Daniel Ren, LO WEI

    ... Year and the potentially unpredictable behaviour of influenza viruses, continued vigilance and close monitoring are needed," the WHO Representative Office in China said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409961/shanghai-doctor-31-becomes-first-medical-professional-die-h7n9-bird-flu
  6. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 bird flu spreads to southern China

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 07:39pm by AFP

    ... reported one case. A Chinese expert earlier this week warned of the possibility of more cases in a wider geographical area. “Until the source of H7N9 avian influenza is ... brought under effective ... (WHO), which wrapped up a week-long visit to China on Wednesday, said there had been no human-to-human transmission, but warned H7N9 was “one of the most lethal” influenza viruses seen so far. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1223970/h7n9-bird-flu-spreads-southern-china
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Poultry market closures halt bird flu, says Hong Kong study

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... for this necessary intervention will be paramount to protect human health from the... threat of avian influenza A H7N9 virus,” they wrote. Avian flu viruses have been around for a very long time in wild birds but do not generally cause disease in humans, though in rare cases they mutate and jump species. Strains of the H5, H7 and H9 avian influenza subtypes have caused human infections, mainly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344486/poultry-market-closures-halt-bird-flu-says-hong-kong-study
  8. News - China - BIRD FLU

    100 human H7N9 bird flu infections 'undetected'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI and Daniel Ren

    ... to poultry in markets. Other than severe cases, there are usually mild cases of influenza in which the infected may not fall ill, said Professor Gabriel Leung, director of the University of Hong Kong ... the university's Centre of Influenza Research said the importance of finding patients with mild or no symptoms was to identify high-risk groups and shed light on prevention and treatment. Keiji Fukuda, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1221018/100-human-h7n9-bird-flu-infections-undetected
  9. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... H7N9 bird flu has claimed two more lives in Shanghai, Chinese state media said, bringing the death toll from the disease to 16. China has confirmed 77 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza ... under treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; yellow, those who have fully recovered; and pink, those infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1216431/eight-new-china-bird-flu-victims-critical-condition
  10. News - China - BIRD FLU

    H7N9 vaccine could take many months, US health experts warn

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 02:08pm by Agence France Presse

    ... to control an outbreak which had killed 11 people by Friday. Chinese authorities have confirmed 40 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza since announcing nearly two weeks ago that they had found ... global concerns and it urged China to enhance surveillance. “It might herald sporadic human infections from an animal source... or it might signal the start of an influenza pandemic,” the article ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212918/h7n9-vaccine-could-take-many-months-us-health-experts-warn

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