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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 - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Saudi boy in Hong Kong has flu, not Sars-like virus

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 11:52am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... of severe respiratory disease associated with novel coronavirus infection “Respiratory specimens taken from the boy tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus but negative for novel ... but found no clinical or radiological evidence of pneumonia. The influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of the influenza virus, which was the most common cause of human flu in 2009. One of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056321/saudi-boy-hong-kong-has-flu-not-sars-virus
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  4. 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
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 human transmission possible but 'highly sporadic', says health expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... not necessarily mean the virus had mutated into a human influenza virus capable of spreading person to person The elder son of an 87-year-old man who died of the virus on March 4, one of China’s earliest ... 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/1217287/h7n9-human-transmission-possible-highly-sporadic-says-health-expert
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... The first batch of 300 test reagents for the H7N9 avian flu influenza arrived in the capital on Wednesday. The CDC and 55 other laboratories in its network will be capable of testing for the virus upon any suspected cases of infection, Xinhua reported. Pang said the city was well stocked with anti-viral influenza drug Tamiflu as well as emergency reserves. Two hospitals, Ditan and Youan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206864/beijing-will-not-exclude-possibility-h7n9-infections
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204959/china-strengthens-checks-after-new-bird-flu-deaths
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Flights to take more health precautions after second Sars scare

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... and was later diagnosed with seasonal influenza A. His wife, who had a cough and sore throat, also tested negative for the new Sars virus. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1187793/flights-take-more-health-precautions-after-second-sars-scare
  9. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206299/hangzhou-man-dies-h7n9-avian-flu-virus
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Four new cases of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in Jiangsu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 08:29pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI, Daniel Ren

    ... viruses, but had not mixed with human or pig flu viruses. Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung Ting-hung said: "If highly pathogenic avian viral DNA mixes with human influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1205661/shanghai-raises-flu-response-emergency-plan

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