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  1. HEALTH

    Mainland poultry could be allowed into market before results of bird-flu tests

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 08:19pm

    ... Mainland birds could be allowed into Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market while awaiting bird flu tests under new contingency plan. Live poultry from the mainland would be allowed back in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market before the results of their bird-flu tests were known, under a new government plan. If any were to test positive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1434241/mainland-poultry-could-be-allowed-market-results-bird-flu-tests
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Guangzhou halts exports from poultry farm to HK after bird flu found nearby

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Guangzhou halts exports from poultry farm to HK Exports from a Guangzhou poultry farm have been suspended after the bird flu virus was found in a nearby market. The Centre for Food Safety said it learned from the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau that a H7 subtype of the virus was found in a poultry sample taken from a market ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239390/guangzhou-halts-exports-poultry-farm-hk-after-bird-flu-found-nearby
  3. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A joint study by the World Health Organisation and the central government said poultry farms might be the source of the H7N9 virus that has killed 21 people. The study, compiled after ... to poultry and poultry markets. It said poultry farms were likely the source of infections. "Although the virus was not found in poultry farms yet, they are likely the source of the virus, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1240896/poultry-farms-may-be-h7n9-source-study-finds
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Poultry trade may be spreading killer H7N9 virus

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Expert called in by WHO recommends a review of market practices in China and Asia Poultry workers moving between wet markets and farms are probably responsible for the wide geographical ... of Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post . "It is likely that the spread is predominately through the poultry trade … it seems much more practical [that it spreads] with the route ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230937/h7n9-bird-flu-probably-spreading-through-wet-markets-says-hku-expert
  5. Business - Economy

    Bird flu outbreak costs China's poultry industry US$65b

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country’s poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan (HK$500 billion) as consumers shun chicken, ... of the National Animal Husbandry Service. H7N9 avian influenza has infected 130 people in China, killing 35, since it was found in humans for the first time, according to latest official data. Poultry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1241867/bird-flu-costs-china-industry-us65b-state-media
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ban import of live poultry as H7N9 continues to spread

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... spreading in the community. The island has also raised its travel alert to nationals travelling to the mainland and will soon ban the slaughter of poultry. It has stepped up inspections at airports and immigration points. Hong Kong's efforts pale by comparison. Even after some bird samples taken from a number of wholesale markets for live poultry in Dongguan were confirmed to have the H7 virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1228530/time-ban-import-live-poultry-h7n9-continues-spread
  7. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China bird flu ‘devastates’ poultry business

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:27pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai China’s deadly bird flu outbreak has dealt a “devastating” blow to the nation’s poultry sector, an industry group said on Tuesday, with sales reportedly ... Poultry Industry Association. Broilers are young chickens sold ready for cooking. Qiu could not quantify the impact, saying companies were still evaluating, but state media said poultry sales have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210652/china-bird-flu-devastates-poultry-business
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    China poultry cull urged to halt spread of bird flu

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 09:08pm by Emily Tsang, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to be closed and poultry culled to block the deadly virus' spread, as a study confirmed wet markets to be the "smoking gun" in the spread of the disease. A report in The Lancet medical ... the eighth region, and the first bordering Guangdong, to report a confirmed case of the flu. The Jiangxi provincial government said it would strengthen the monitoring of poultry but insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1223098/lancet-study-confirms-poultry-h7n9-bird-flu-source
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai considers permanent ban on sale of live poultry

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 08:02pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... authorities are considering a permanent ban on the sale of live poultry in the city, as the death toll from the H7N9 avian flu virus continues to rise. Authorities said yesterday the virus had claimed ... agriculture commission, Sun Lei, said it would consider a public consultation on a permanent ban for the live-poultry trade, after 20 samples taken from wet markets tested positive for H7N9, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1210924/jiangsu-h7n9-bird-flu-death-brings-total-eight-police-warn-scams
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... It was not long ago that banning the sale of live poultry in our markets and moving to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from deadly infectious diseases. ... for shelving the idea included: improved defences against bird flu, such as a big reduction in live-chicken stalls through a government licence buy-back; opposition from the poultry trade; and protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1213938/hong-kong-should-reconsider-ban-live-poultry-stalls

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