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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, ...

  2. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

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

    ... a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday. The report said H7N9 had ... samples had shown genetic alterations, which meant the organism had adapted to be more contagious than other avian-influenza viruses. Among the 104 confirmed cases, 72 per cent have had exposures ...

  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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU scientists look to take the lead on bird flu

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

    ... into avian influenza and other diseases that jump from animals to humans, such as Sars. "It is these emerging diseases that suddenly come out of nowhere that cause the biggest impact," he ... influenza, we're using them to study this new H7N9," he said. The new H7N9 is a hybrid from poultry and wild birds, but he believes the virus is more likely to have originated from ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    Nanjing poultry butcher fourth person infected with H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 02:32pm

    ... avian influenza and she was quarantined. The original Weibo post has been withdrawn, but the image has been copied and circulated by other Weibo users. Nanjing is located 300 kilometres west ...

  9. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 09:38pm by He Huifeng, Lo Wei and Lawrence Chung

    ... suspected cases on a daily basis. Two men aged 87 and 27 died after being infected with H7N9 avian influenza- a sub-type not transmitted to humans previously. The National Health and Family Planning ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Another bird flu death as virus spreads to Zhejiang

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI

    ... contagion, even though the confirmed cases are all very serious and the cause is not clear." Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the World Health Organisation's influenza and epidemics division, ...




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