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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 - HEALTH

    More powerful test on chickens to boost defence against bird flu

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 11:39am

    ... with the virus in the past. As regards to the winter peak for seasonal influenza, Ko said the number of people infected had already surpassed city saw more flu infections this year than each of the past two years. The H1N1 swine flu remained the dominant influenza virus in the city, he said. He believed the peak period would last at least two more months and urged the public to receive a flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1411629/more-powerful-test-chickens-boost-defence-against-bird-flu
  3. News - China

    Flu infections rising among pigs in southern China, says study

    Posted May 08th 2013, 09:49am by AFP

    ... of a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Pigs are an important source of new human strains of influenza A, such as the 2009-10 H1N1 pandemic that emerged in Mexico and infected ... concluded this did not mean there was less infection. “Instead, it reflects higher rates of influenza circulation on the farms where pigs are raised, so that they have already been infected [and so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232798/flu-infections-rising-among-pigs-southern-china-says-study
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Six-year-old Cambodian girl dies from bird flu

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... it the deadliest outbreak in the kingdom, topping the eight killed by the illness in 2011. Tests confirmed the victim had contracted the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, it said. “There have been recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1274099/six-year-old-cambodian-girl-dies-bird-flu
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230871/hku-scientists-look-take-lead-bird-flu
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... at the university, said laboratory tests showed that the oil solubles extracted from the drink were effective in preventing influenza type A, type B, and bird flu. Dr Tsim said the tests the centre conducted ... on xiasangju for use against influenza viruses. The centre made the discovery in 2005, after screening more than 200 Chinese herbal recipes. 'Our next step is to conduct clinical trials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621094/hku-drug-giant-join-hands-against-bird-flu

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