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  1. Outbreak of bird flu in Vietnam 'worrying'

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The bird flu virus that has killed nine people in Vietnam in the past three weeks is 'extremely worrying', University of Hong Kong virologists said yesterday. Robert Webster and Malik Peiris, professors in the microbiology depar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487040/outbreak-bird-flu-vietnam-worrying
  2. No room for complacency in Asia's war on virus

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez No government is well enough prepared for a flu pandemic, not even Hong Kong's, influenza experts said as they urged authorities in East Asia to take more action. At the end of a two-day meeting in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza hammered out a consensus statement encouraging all countries in the region to continue working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519926/no-room-complacency-asias-war-virus
  3. Efforts stepped up following death

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

    ... Agnes Lam The Hong Kong government has stepped up efforts to guard against bird flu after the death of a woman with H5N1 in Shanwei, Guangdong, yesterday. Thomas Tsang Ho-fai, controller of the Health Department's Centre for Health Protection, said t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627643/efforts-stepped-following-death
  4. Opening up

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Veterinary experts say the central government's recent commitment to openness is the reason why it has acknowledged cases of bird flu on the mainland for the first time. Poultry epidemics have occurred regularly throughout Chinese history- with many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443437/opening
  5. City Digest

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bird Garden reopens after bird flu alert The Bird Garden in Mong Kok, where samples from a stallholder's cages tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, will reopen today after being closed for 21 days for inspections. The government will provide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007741/city-digest
  6. Guangdong boy in Hong Kong has bird flu

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'serious response level' for influenza pandemic has been activated. That means more stringent infection control measures in public hospitals, including a ban on visiting at isolation wards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002737/guangdong-boy-hong-kong-has-bird-flu
  7. Legco 'no' to the mass culling of chickens

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... members' rents for three months and offer interest-free loans. In another development, about 45,000 civil staff of essential services and emergency operations have been urged to get influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444847/legco-no-mass-culling-chickens
  8. Scientists warn that bird flu will not simply fly away

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of various bird flu strains had been recorded worldwide since 1959. The head of the World Health Organisation's global influenza programme, Klaus Stohr, said the duration of earlier outbreaks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447612/scientists-warn-bird-flu-will-not-simply-fly-away
  9. HK keeping watch on vaccines to combat flu

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Scientific committee will propose best strategy to protect the population Hong Kong is monitoring the global rush to develop a pandemic flu vaccine to decide which would be best for its population, the Centre for Health Protection's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583963/hk-keeping-watch-vaccines-combat-flu
  10. Bird sellers strike over flu losses

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

    ... Benjamin Wong Bird sellers at the Bird Street market in Mongkok will start a two-day strike today as they demand government compensation for business lost because of fears about the spread of bird flu. They claim the government's flu prevention adver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450307/bird-sellers-strike-over-flu-losses

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