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  1. Suffolk poultry imports resume

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The Centre for Food Safety announced yesterday that processing applications for importing poultry and poultry products from Suffolk in southeast England- which had an outbreak of H5NI bird flu six months ago- has resumed. 'In view of the control measures taken by Suffolk county and the fact that there are no other cases of avian influenza reported, we ...

  2. Parents warned of bird flu risk

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Emily Tsang Parents should keep young children out of wet markets, a doctor warned yesterday, as officials confirmed a two-year-old boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangzhou nine days ago has the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, with his condition ...

  3. HK urged to join the global fight

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong should be donating more to the global fight against bird flu to help control outbreaks at their source, such as in Indonesia and on the mainland, a top health worker said yesterday. Speaking in Hong Kong, the director of Care US ...

  4. The best way to keep viruses at bay

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Infectious diseases, as Hong Kong well knows, are not to be taken lightly. The city's crowded conditions and attractiveness for travel, tourism and business mean that viruses can easily take hold and spread rapidly. We have learned that vigilance, tr ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Bird flu becomes a problem only if humans pass it on

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What a wonderful story bird flu has become. The public has been whipped into a frenzy about H5N1 influenza viruses and, unfortunately, there is no shortage of 'experts' prepared ... confuses the very low risk of bird flu, a disease of birds that rarely affects people, with human pandemic influenza, in which the virus spreads easily between people. If a human pandemic influenza ...

  7. Outburst over poultry imports bid

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Emotions run high, with protester saying government is trying to kill the industry In the event of an outbreak of bird flu, the government will be able to cull all 2 million chickens in Hong Kong if poultry imports from the mainland could ...

  8. 19th bird-flu victim on mainland

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A man has died of bird flu in Nanning, Guangxi, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday, three days after a similar announcement. The jobless man, 41, surnamed Liang, showed symptoms on February 12 and was admitted to hospital for treatm ...

  9. Father caught bird flu from his son, says health official

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A mainland man who died of bird flu passed the disease on to his father in the latest human case, the Ministry of Health confirmed yesterday. But ministry spokesman Mao Qunan said there was no evidence that the virus had mutated in ...

  10. WWF calls for increased surveillance of wild birds

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI WWF Hong Kong has urged for more intensive surveillance of wild birds at Mai Po natural reserve to prevent bird flu. The conservation group's call came after the latest avian flu outbreak in Qinghai Lake, in western Qinghai province, which ...




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