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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 04:21pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta. ... east China, Xinhua reported. Concerned that the virus might spread, Nanjing has issued an ultimatum to residents, telling them to cull their domestic livestock by Tuesday, and ordered ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO chief raises prospect of ban on live poultry sales

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... But she warned of the "amazing ability" the viruses had to mutate, making them harder to control. Unsustainable food production methods, such as overcrowding livestock, have been ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Antibiotic use in Chinese food likely to continue for years

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Insiders say most farmers and small livestock producers are never checked for their drug use Antibiotic abuse likely to continue There is no short-term solution to the widespread abuse of antibiotics by the mainland's food producers, according to experts from several related industries. Farmers often feed livestock with spoiled restaurant ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rare superbug found in Hong Kong has never been detected in Asia before

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... detected in a slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui has never before been found among livestock in Hong Kong or Asia, a University of Hong Kong study has confirmed. The microbiologist who led the study ... as to why [the Sheung Shui] pork contains the drug-resistant bug." Humans can catch the superbug through eating uncooked pork or coming into contact with infected livestock, Ho said. ...

  5. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:09pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to the China Livestock Information Network. Chicken meat prices have fallen 3.3 per cent. In 2012, the poultry industry employed 70 million people and accounted for one-fourth of China’s agricultural ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    US to phase out non-medical use of antibiotics on farms

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:21pm by NYT

    ... and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance. The plan would push livestock and poultry producers ... would have resulted in exceedingly costly and lengthy litigation. In a corresponding move, the FDA would also require livestock and poultry producers to get prescriptions to use medically ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Superbug fear over resistance to antibiotics

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Stephen Chen and Lo Wei

    ... the farmers have been feeding to their livestock to reduce sickness and increase production every year," he said. Zhu said data provided by the European Union authorities showed the use of tetracycline on farms was the main cause of drug-resistant bacteria in their livestock. But the Chinese government refused to provide data on the use of veterinary antibiotics. "As soon ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Risk of bird flu epidemic low, scientist says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:48am by Mimi Lau

    ... for sterilisation tomorrow, at the end of the year and before the Lunar New Year holiday. The provincial authorities said the supply of live poultry to Hong Kong would continue as long as the livestock ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Testing begins on live poultry imports

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Live imports will be stopped if health officials find the H7N9 virus in any of the livestock The city began testing imported live poultry for the H7N9 virus yesterday in response to the outbreak on the mainland which has killed 10 people. In addition to the regular tests for the H5 virus, imported live poultry will now be subjected to the H7 rapid test before being sold, the Food ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Veterinary surgeon shortage 'poses threat to public health'

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... may be one of the few places in the world where we raise livestock and produce meat without [the supervision of] veterinarians. "That is pretty shameful... especially when we require meat ...



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