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  1. 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 ...

  2. Poultry industry prepares for next Rest Day on Sunday

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.47pm: Hong Kong's poultry vendors have to clean and disinfect their premises during the next Rest Day this Sunday, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced. A department spokesman on Friday urged poultry r ...

  3. Sunday will be next rest day for poultry industry

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YI HU Updated at 4.17pm: Sunday will be the next monthly rest day for Hong Kong's poultry industry, a Food and Environmental Hygiene Department spokesman confirmed on Friday. He urged all poultry retailers in the territory to 'strictly observe&# ...

  4. Chickens culled after H5N1 find

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Ada Lee The early birds were lucky, the rest missed out. Hongkongers quickly snapped up the few live chickens remaining on market stalls yesterday after the government halted supplies from wholesalers and ordered a cull following the disco ...

  5. Live chicken imports from China to increase for Winter Solstice

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

    ... chickens each day,' he explained. He said overstocking of live chickens in the retail outlets could lead to the risk of an outbreak of avian influenza. ...

  6. Families opt for frozen chickens

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Families switched to cooking chilled and frozen chickens for dinner on the winter solstice amid the ban on the sale of live chickens that followed a bird flu outbreak at a local farm early this month. Sales of frozen chickens increased by 30 t ...

  7. Twelve HK farms receive 30,000 day-old chicks from China

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 6.15pm: A total of 30,000 day-old chicks arrived at 12 Hong Kong farms on Friday- the first mainland imports after the suspension of imports of day-old chicks was introduced on January 30. The suspension was introduced after suspected avian influenza cases were reported in the mainland earlier in the year. A spokesman for the Agriculture and Fisheries ...

  8. HK poultry industry easier to monitor than mainland farms

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of viruses and diminished effectiveness of vaccines, new vaccines should be made. This is the same as human seasonal influenza in which new vaccines are being produced every year to counter ...

  9. 200 officers search for the elusive backyard chickens

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government yesterday defended its deployment of 200 officers to seek and destroy backyard chickens. They have so far been able to catch just 176 birds. The ban took effect on Monday, with Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Depart ...

  10. Centralised killing 'not only solution'

    Posted Feb 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reaching Hong Kong, the government suspended mainland poultry imports on Friday and will provide free influenza vaccinations for local poultry farmers and dealers from today. Mr Wong suggested ...




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