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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Prevention key to containing new avian flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... to controlling new avian flu The unexpected outbreak of influenza A(H7N9) on the mainland marks the first time the virus has been detected in humans. By last night, there were 18 confirmed cases, ... strains of influenza, initial symptoms could include a high fever, and other flu-like symptoms such muscle cramps, sore throat, cough, loss of energy, breathlessness, diarrhoea, vomiting, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1208613/prevention-key-containing-new-avian-flu-outbreak
  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... virus that has killed 21 people. The study, compiled after a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health ... avian-influenza viruses. Among the 104 confirmed cases, 72 per cent have had exposures to poultry and poultry markets. It said poultry farms were likely the source of infections. "Although the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 04:41pm by LO WEI, He Huifeng

    ... with the H7N9 strain of the avian influenza virus. The 87-year-old died on March 4 and the 27-year-old on March 10, both within two weeks of falling ill, the commission said. The woman, 35, of Chuzhou, ... measures among tourists ahead of the Ching Ming Festival. Influenza diagnosis tests in Hong Kong target the more common swine influenza and the H5N1 avian influenza. Ho said H7 viruses were less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203989/two-die-shanghai-h7n9-bird-flu-first-cases-human-infection
  4. News - China

    No new H7N9 cases in China for a week

    Posted May 21st 2013, 11:13am by AFP

    ... of the outbreak was still unpredictable. “Influenza viruses constantly reinvent themselves. No one can predict the future course of this outbreak,” Margaret Chan said on Monday at the World Health ... under treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; yellow, those who have fully recovered; and pink, those infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1242626/no-new-h7n9-cases-china-week
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU scientists look to take the lead on bird flu

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Since the outbreak of H5N1 in 1997, his team has been focusing on research into avian influenza and other diseases that jump from animals to humans, such as Sars. "It is these emerging ... to understand the full process. "Many of the things we have been using to study avian influenza, we're using them to study this new H7N9," he said. The new H7N9 is a hybrid from poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230871/hku-scientists-look-take-lead-bird-flu
  6. Business - Economy

    Bird flu outbreak costs China's poultry industry US$65b

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:36pm by AFP

    ... of the National Animal Husbandry Service. H7N9 avian influenza has infected 130 people in China, killing 35, since it was found in humans for the first time, according to latest official data. Poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1241867/bird-flu-costs-china-industry-us65b-state-media
  7. News - China

    Shanghai stifled flu 'rumours' in early days, says report

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:12am by Amy Li

    ... the H7N9 avian influenza emerged as early as March 7,  three weeks before local authorities alerted the public, said the report. An anonymous blogger on that day posted a message which reads: ... treatment; red, those infected with H7N9 who have died; and pink, those infected with the Influenza A H1N1 virus. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1211364/shanghai-stifled-rumours-h7n9-bird-flu-early-days-says-report
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Hanoi bans China poultry after new bird flu strain deaths

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:21pm by AFP

    ... influenza is known to have been transmitted to humans. Hanoi has imposed the ban to “actively and efficiently prevent the intrusion of the H7N9 virus into Vietnam”, according to an urgent message ... authorities over the past few days, according to the ministry’s notice. Last year two people died in Vietnam from the more common strain of avian influenza, H5N1. According to the World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1206284/hanoi-bans-china-poultry-after-new-bird-flu-strain-deaths
  9. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China reports another H7N9 death as WHO calls flu 'one of the most lethal'

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 08:53am by AFP, Emily Tsang

    ... those who have fully recovered; and pink, those infected other types of the Influenza A virus, including H1N1. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1228148/china-reports-another-h7n9-death-who-calls-flu-one-most-lethal
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Beijing H7N9 bird flu victim leaves hospital

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 08:10am by AFP

    ... seven days of treatment combining Western and Chinese medicine. China has confirmed a total of 82 human cases of H7N9 avian influenza since announcing about two weeks ago that it had found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1217201/beijing-h7n9-bird-flu-victim-leaves-hospital

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