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  1. Bird Garden closed in flu scare

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found in a shop. The H5N1 virus was detected in a swab sample collected last m ...

  2. High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A rare summer bird flu case and a delay in the latest vaccine for poultry could add up to a severe outbreak of the deadly virus this winter, an expert warned as he urged the government to step up monitoring of the disease. ...

  3. Bird stall owners to seek damages for lost trade

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Two-thirds of stall owners in Mong Kok's Bird Garden, closed for three weeks after a trace of deadly H5N1 bird flu was found in a stall, say they will ask the government for compensation for lost trade. Each should be p ...

  4. The best way to keep viruses at bay

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Infectious diseases, as Hong Kong well knows, are not to be taken lightly. The city's crowded conditions and attractiveness for travel, tourism and business mean that viruses can easily take hold and spread rapidly. We have learned that vigilance, tr ...

  5. Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare. Stall owners at the market in Yuen Po Street could not estimate how much business they had ...

  6. Air particles more harmful than thought

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as seasonal effects, weather, influenza epidemics and other considerations, Yu said. 'The result carries an important implication for international air quality guidelines, which the World Health ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on three Hong Kong farms, and scientists who investigated found a new strain of H5N1 avian influenza- which has since become known as 'bird flu'. Then, in May, a dying three-year old boy ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bird flu vigilance can never waver

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird flu remains the single biggest threat to public health in Hong Kong, the site of the first outbreak of the deadly disease among humans in 1997. The reappearance of the H5N1 virus in our live-chicken market has prompted health authorities to implement ...




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