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  1. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen. The fatality came ... in the family contracting the virus because all three had been in close contact with poultry. The total number of confirmed cases on the mainland this month had risen to at least 110 by Tuesday; 20 ...

  2. HK poultry industry easier to monitor than mainland farms

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Illegal imports of poultry and waning vaccine effectiveness have been blamed for the recent finding of H5N1 viruses in some wet markets, but none of these has been confirmed. Even if these were the causes the problem would not be solved by eradicating the poultry industry in Hong Kong. If the problem lies in illegal imports of poultry efforts should be put into confiscating ...

  3. Poultry workers given Tamiflu

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government has provided the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to poultry workers at a wholesale market 'for preventive purposes', and six workers from the Yuen Long farm ... told Yuen Long district councillors that the Health Department and the Hospital Authority were closely monitoring the health of all poultry workers in Hong Kong. 'The six workers from ...

  4. Infected poultry may not show symptoms, expert warns

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A leading mainland expert on respiratory diseases has warned the public to be aware that poultry can be infected with the bird flu virus but show no symptoms. 'Special attention should be paid to such animals, including those that have been vaccinated,' Zhong Nanshan told Xinhua. 'The existing vaccines can only reduce the amount of virus rather than ...

  5. Alarm over poor poultry surveillance

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

    ... among poultry, a top WHO official says. The World Health Organisation's representative in China, Henk Bekedam, said 18 out of 19 known human cases on the mainland arose in places where no poultry outbreaks were detected. He also expressed concern that the number of human infections was increasing while poultry outbreaks were decreasing, which he called a 'contradiction'. ...

  6. Industry workers have their free flu jabs

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Hong Kong poultry workers have begun receiving flu vaccinations in the hope this will help restore public confidence in buying chickens. About 200 poultry workers and government staff received free vaccinations at 16 Hospital Authority clinics on the first day of a government programme yesterday. The authority is aiming to provide 6,000 flu jabs for poultry workers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Two cases of infection on the mainland fail to dampen holiday demand for poultry Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases Families continued to snap up ... health measures in connection with this development," a centre spokesman said. Local residents were reminded to avoid direct contact with poultry and their droppings, and to thoroughly wash ...

  8. HK's shown way on bird flu, Beijing told

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... recovered and was discharged last Saturday. He was confirmed to have bird flu two days later and provincial authorities announced the case on Wednesday. No poultry outbreaks had preceded the case. ... Twenty-one of the 22 human cases in China have not been forewarned by a poultry outbreak, and often investigators have found no sign of sick poultry in the vicinity.' Of the 22 cases confirmed ...

  9. Toddler's rare bird flu worries experts

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as there is no vaccination so far to stop the particular strain from circulating among poultry. The boy, who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, was confirmed to have caught bird flu last week. He remains in serious ... worried about The vaccination now used on poultry is not wholly effective against this type,' he said. Lo said the current vaccine could suppress flu symptoms on birds so that even ...

  10. Checks will push up price of mainland eggs

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... to all imported poultry eggs. Since New Year's Day, all poultry eggs imported from the mainland have required health certificates issued by quarantine bureaus in provinces ...




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