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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... The director of the CDC, Tom Frieden, took swift action. He closed the CDC's anthrax and influenza labs and imposed a ban on the shipment of biological material in or out of the CDC's ... with various unpleasant pathogens, from influenza and dengue fever to rickettsia and Q fever. It was the NIH's turn to apologise. Its director, Francis Collins, said that "overlooking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559904/disease-research-lab-mishaps-rattle-scientists-and-regulators
  2. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi boy in Hong Kong has flu, not Sars-like virus

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 11:52am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of severe respiratory disease associated with novel coronavirus infection “Respiratory specimens taken from the boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for novel ... but found no clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia. The influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of the influenza virus, which was the most common cause of human flu in 2009. One of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056321/saudi-boy-hong-kong-has-flu-not-sars-virus
  3. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Guangdong case of H7N9 bird flu is confirmed as Hong Kong remains alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295902/guangdong-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-hong-kong-remains-alert
  4. News - World - PUBLIC HEALTH

    New York declares flu emergency

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... the worst flu season since at least 2009, and influenza activity in New York state is widespread, with cases reported in all 57 counties and all five boroughs of New York City,” said Cuomo. ... Influenza was also rampant across in New Jersey. “It’s here. Big time,” said Dr Thomas Birch, president of the medical staff at Holy Name Medical Centre in Hackensack, New Jersey. “When the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1127065/new-york-declares-flu-emergency
  5. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu ‘devastates’ poultry business

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai China’s deadly bird flu outbreak has dealt a “devastating” blow to the nation’s poultry sector, an industry group said on Tuesday, with sales reportedly plunging amid concerns over food safety. Chinese authorities say they do not know how the H7N9 avian influenza – which has killed seven people and sickened 24 – is spreading, though it is believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210652/china-bird-flu-devastates-poultry-business
  6. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai A state-backed Chinese newspaper on Sunday blamed “intense” farming methods for heightening the risk of deadly diseases such as H7N9 bird flu crossing from animals to humans. China has confirmed 18 cases – including six deaths – of the new strain of avian influenza, so far confined to its developed east coast, since announcing a week ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209092/intense-farming-chinas-developed-areas-blamed-bird-flu-risk

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