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  1. 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 ...

  2. Bird flu mutations pose risk, warns official

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... outbreak of H5N1 flu last year, Mr Chan said after a speech at a lecture series on the control of farm animal diseases at the University of Hong Kong. Influenza viruses are divided into subtypes ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Victory declared on mainland as quarantine lifted

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui No new cases for 29 days, but farmers are warned not to let down their guard The mainland has declared victory against bird flu and lifted quarantine measures in the last remaining infected areas- Nanning in Guangxi and Lhasa in Tibet. Agricult ...

  5. Seasonal peak flu alert issued

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Centre for Health Protection urged the public to take precautionary measures against seasonal flu, which consists mainly of swine flu and influenza B. It said the latest data showed an increasing number of flu samples, which signals that the city has entered the traditional seasonal flu peak. Meanwhile, a 51-year-old man who had been in good health but was admitted ...

  6. Stall to be prosecuted for breaking poultry ban

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A shop selling fresh food will be prosecuted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for breaching the ban on keeping live poultry overnight designed to help protect against a bird flu outbreak. Officers of the department found 20 liv ...

  7. HK health officials say more avian flu cases reported in mainland

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Wednesday it had been notified by its mainland counterparts of the deaths of ducks infected by H5N1 avian influenza at a farm at Changsha in Hunan. A spokesman said imports of poultry meat from ... established between the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau and the Ministry of Agriculture. The spokesman said Hong Kong had to remain vigilant against avian influenza, although local poultry farms had ...

  8. Tests on dead birds found in Kwun Tong

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Government workers wearing protective suits collected 22 dead birds outside commercial blocks in Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, yesterday morning. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the Chinese bulbuls were taken to a govern ...

  9. H5N1 tests for pigeons found near cricket club

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... But a spokesman said: 'Current evidence does not suggest cats are reservoirs of the avian influenza virus.' He said it was not necessary to test cats surrendered to the SPCA. This followed ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two dead birds confirmed with avian flu Two more birds have been confirmed with H5N1- a chestnut munia collected on February 18 near St Teresa's Hospital in Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon City, and a scaly-breasted munia found next day at the junct ...




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