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  1. Pneumonia patients will be tested for H5N1

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... who might have H5N1 are not missed,' centre consultant Tsang Ho-fai told RTHK's Backchat programme. International experience has found that most patients with H5N1- including Lao ... Kong delegation who met Guangdong officials on Monday said it was not possible that Lao, the province's first H5N1 fatality, had been infected by airborne transmission. 'According ...

  2. H5N1 has firm grip on the region

    Posted Dec 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and Laos: Limited outbreaks, believed to be due to the low density of their poultry populations and predominantly backyard poultry sector. Mainland China: A vast duck population acts as a source ...

  3. WHO issues warning on pandemic plans

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... countries Indonesia, Laos and Cambodia still did not have published plans could only be answered by the governments themselves, he added. The spokesman for the WHO Representative Office in China, ...

  4. Asia not ready for pandemic: report

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... the mainland, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. They could not get the plans for Indonesia, Cambodia and Laos. They assessed the plans according to a World Health Organisation checklist ...

  5. Dead birds had Fujian strain of H5N1 virus

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... cases in southern China, and had been detected in Hong Kong, Laos and Thailand. Professor Guan, in an interview last month, said he stood by the research, published in the US-based Proceedings ...

  6. Race on to isolate deadly virus strain

    Posted Dec 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... where nine out of 14 people have died, in Japan and South Korea. It is distinct from clade 1, which affects Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. A master vaccine based on the Vietnam strain ...

  7. 'Hidden' H5N1 is mainland's challenge: WHO Beijing chief

    Posted Feb 01st 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... in Laos, Thailand and Hong Kong. Dr Bekedam said: 'We know the virus is still there and also in birds which are not even sick. If you fight a war, you have to direct the war to where ...

  8. Bird flu expert stands by research

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and said it was now the dominant type in Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand. But the findings drew an angry reaction from Jia Youling, director of the Agriculture Ministry's veterinary ...

  9. Surge in travel boosts dengue risk

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... such as in some of the islands in the Philippines and Indonesia and in rural areas in Laos and Cambodia.' Hong Kong has gone on a dengue fever alert after the density of mosquitoes that carry ...

  10. US$250m sought to end bird flu in Asia

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... need for outbreak countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, the mainland, and Laos, to vaccinate chickens in endemic areas and improve bio-security by fencing, netting and species ...




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