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  1. HK$136m allotted for research on flu control

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A HK$136 million research project on influenza control will be launched in January by four universities to protect Hong Kong from potential outbreaks such as Sars. The funding of the project, entitled Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza, will include a HK$76 million University Grants Committee (UGC) award, the largest granted by the committee under its Areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606708/hk136m-allotted-research-flu-control
  2. WHO hardens pandemic warning

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'Twenty-five to 30 per cent [of the world's more than 6 billion people] will be affected. This is the assumption based on the geographic situation today and the histories of influenza in the past.' Klaus Stohr, head of the WHO's global influenza programme, whose estimates of 2 million to 7 million deaths caused ripples, said both history and the way H5N1 had behaved were reasons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479956/who-hardens-pandemic-warning
  3. Health chief cautions against panic as bird-flu alarm grows

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez WHO official says current virus is more contagious than one in 1997 Hong Kong's health chief cautioned the public against panic last night after a senior World Health Organisation official warned of a new bird-flu pandemic. The city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490173/health-chief-cautions-against-panic-bird-flu-alarm-grows
  4. 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
  5. No room for complacency

    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/519927/no-room-complacency
  6. 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
  7. Chicken abattoir shelved

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee and Ng Yuk-hang Thirteen years after it was first touted as an essential measure to protect the city from potentially fatal bird flu, the idea of a central slaughterhouse for chickens has been shelved. The Executive Council approved the decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716673/chicken-abattoir-shelved
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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