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  1. Too dangerous to publish?

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reinhard Renneberg Some say it's a nightmare scenario out of the old movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman or the newer Contagion by Steven Soderberg: a pandemic caused by the accidental release of a man-made strain of lethal H5N1 bird flu virus. Could ...

  2. Father caught bird flu from son: 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 ...

  3. Creating new vaccines the key in bird flu battle

    Posted Dec 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A lack of vaccine choices is one of the main hurdles that must be overcome if the city is to cope with any mutation of bird flu, according to an expert. Microbiology professor Ho Pak-leung of the University of Hong Kong sa ...

  4. Chickens continue to fly off shelves despite bird flu scare

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hongkongers are still buying poultry for the Dragon Boat Festival despite a bird flu scare. A 60-year-old woman visiting the H5N1-infected Po On Road Market in Sham Shui Po said she was not worried the virus had been found in samples taken ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE E-MAIL FORUM Q Is it more important to cut the deficit or preserve welfare services? There has been much controversy over whether the government should cut welfare services to reduce the deficit. Social workers claim that cuts to funding with a view t ...

  6. HK alert after bus driver's bird flu death

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang and Amy Nip A Shenzhen bus driver has died of bird flu- the first fatal case of the H5N1 virus in China in 18 months- prompting Hong Kong authorities to step up their vigilance. The man, surnamed Chen and aged 39, died of multiple organ failure ...

  7. Obvious and hidden ways a flu pandemic might strike

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In your report on the first urban human case of bird flu, in Guangzhou, microbiologist Ho Pak-leung was paraphrased as saying it was a mystery why the man had been infected when no outbreak had been reported among birds in Guangdong. Perhaps Dr Ho is bein ...

  8. HK motorists polluting the air

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There's a tendency to lay the problem of Hong Kong's foul air on Guangdong. While part of the problem does originate there, when even a newspaper leader spreads this idea- saying that 'much of our pollution arises from causes on the mainlan ...

  9. 'The government can't save you'

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Microbiologist warns families to make concrete contingency plans for a bird-flu outbreak, saying there will be little officials can do in the face of a pandemic Hongkongers should be thinking about how to protect themselves if the bird flu pandem ...

  10. A welcome sign of more bird flu transparency

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland's apparently prompt announcement yesterday of its first human H5N1 bird flu case of the winter influenza season was welcome proof of a changed attitude towards infectious disease outbreaks. This is hopefully a sign that authorities have learned that secrecy in the name of preventing panic is dangerous when dealing with viruses, and openness is the only viable ...




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