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  1. Health department warns of possible flu outbreak

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... rate for influenza in private clinics rose from 22.9 per 1,000 cases in June to 39.8 this month. Protection measures against flu include maintaining good ventilation and good environmental and personal hygiene. Those with symptoms and their carers are advised to wear masks to avoid infection. Information on the health advice against influenza is available at the department's website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423012/health-department-warns-possible-flu-outbreak
  2. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... Health Organisation and its mainland counterparts. A spokesman added: "In view of human cases of avian influenza A (H7N9) confirmed locally and on the mainland, further cases are expected, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464820/h7n9-bird-flu-vaccine-can-be-ready-end-year-says-health-minister
  3. International movement of horses boosted and more can be achieved

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:11pm

    ... changes in stabling arrangements and the timing of equine influenza vaccinations had also helped. In addition, Dr Stewart reinforced the point that for progress to continue, it was vital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1505944/international-movement-horses-boosted-and-more-can-be-achieved
  4. HK plays down threat of virus from pigs

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Hong Kong's Influenza Research Centre, said countries being ravaged by the H5N1 bird flu could learn from the Hong Kong experience. 'Hong Kong was the testing ground for bird flu. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441474/hk-plays-down-threat-virus-pigs
  5. News - China

    Taiwan doctors urge vigilance over new bird flu virus

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 03:17pm by AFP

    ... dangerous, they said. “Our report highlights the continuous need for preparedness for a pandemic of unpredictable and complex avian influenza,” they warned. Writing in The Lancet, a team led ... that the cause was a local strain of H6N1 influenza virus, the team reported. H6N1 is a subtype of flu found among wild birds and domestic poultry on many continents. In Taiwan, though, a unique genetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1355837/taiwan-doctors-urge-vigilance-over-new-bird-flu-virus
  6. Disinfectant line is village's defence

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove Wuxue, Hubei A bucket of disinfectant, a plastic scoop and a handful of policemen are the only defences between a confirmed bird flu outbreak in Zhangling village and the rest of Hubei province. The tiny village is about a three-hour drive f ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442939/disinfectant-line-villages-defence
  7. Vaccine for bird flu may be available in few weeks

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Carrie Chan University of Hong Kong virologists believe a WHO-approved vaccine against the bird flu that has claimed at least four lives in Vietnam may be available sooner than expected. While one virologist said the H5N1 human vaccin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441813/vaccine-bird-flu-may-be-available-few-weeks
  8. 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
  9. True scale of flu deaths dwarfs reported cases

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Study finds the virus kills 250 times more often than thought Deaths from influenza are under-reported by about 250 times, University of Hong Kong scientists said ... influenza may not be recognised in reported causes of death,' said Wong Chit-ming, associate professor of the university's department of community medicine. All previous studies were done ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/488247/true-scale-flu-deaths-dwarfs-reported-cases
  10. News - China

    China bans Arkansas poultry after mild bird flu strain

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 09:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago China has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from the state of Arkansas after a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found in the state in June, US ... positive for the H7N7 low-pathogen avian flu, a state poultry official said at the time. The flock was humanly euthanised and buried and the eggs they produced were destroyed. The influenza ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1293277/china-bans-arkansas-poultry-after-mild-bird-flu-strain

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