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  1. 51 dead ducks test negative for H5 virus

    Posted Mar 28th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The bodies of 51 wild ducks were found in the Lok Ma Chau wetland area on Wednesday. But the ducks, discovered near the Lok Ma Chau spur line, all tested negative for the H5 virus, a spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The department will carry out further tests and continue to investigate the cause of the birds' deaths. ...

  2. Shoppers shun chicken, diners offered duck

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... nearby, ducks and chickens were off the menu but wild duck was available. 'It is absolutely safe,' said the owner. 'It is from outside Shanghai.' Officials of the Sanguantang ... market who was only selling pork and beef. 'All the chickens and ducks were burned, and it will take months before the farmers can raise new stock and sell them. They will receive some ...

  3. Bird flu 'unlikely to be a mutation'

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Experts say possibility is remote that H5N1 virus killing mainland ducks is a new strain It is unlikely that the H5N1 virus killing ducks on the mainland is a mutated version of the disease, bird flu experts said. Ducks had shown themselves to be particularly vulnerable to the disease since they were first known to have died from H5N1 in Penfold Park, Sha Tin, ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Four-year-old dies from bird flu in Indonesia

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 11:43am by AFP

    ... of thousands of ducks in recent weeks. Indonesia has been hardest-hit by bird flu, with 159 fatalities reported since 2003 out of 359 worldwide, according to World Health Organisation figures, which ...

  5. Vietnam offers clues as to how outbreak may have happened

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez If Guangdong animal authorities are puzzled as to how a massive duck die-off could have occurred, they need only look to Vietnam for answers. And as Guangdong tried to control a suspected bird flu outbreak, a call was made last night for Hong Kong to immediately stop imports of frozen ducks and geese from Guangdong. Vietnam experienced a resurgence in bird flu ...

  6. Emergency jabs planned to halt suspected H5N1

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... a massive duck cull. Provincial animal health authorities will immediately start the seasonal inoculation of anti-flu vaccines at poultry farms, which usually kicks off at the end of September, ... week in Sixian village, Panyu district. They brought the disease 'under effective control', the report said. Areas surrounding the village, where 9,830 ducks had died by the end ...

  7. Guangzhou village to cull 100,000 birds

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... spreading. 'We would rather kill 10,000 ducks wrongfully than miss even one [that has the virus],' Mr Su said. About 130 workers started the cull yesterday morning, catching and bagging all poultry in a three-square-kilometre area and burying the birds in deep pits, Mr Su said. Dead ducks were first reported on September 5 and nearly 10,000 had died by last Wednesday. Panyu officials ...

  8. Vigilance needed to keep bird flu at bay

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to spread easily among humans. The deaths of thousands of ducks in mysterious circumstances in neighbouring Guangdong province has therefore to be a matter of serious concern for Hong Kong. Ducks ... Vietnam has learned this to its cost. After no cases being reported for 17 months, the virus returned in May and has since been declared endemic in the country. Unvaccinated ducks have been ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia fights surge in H5N1 deaths as Vietnam reports first death in 14 months

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 02:42pm by AFP

    ... chicken,” she said. Officials are scrambling to prevent new cases in the run-up to the Khmer New Year in mid-April when Cambodians travel home to the countryside and ducks and chickens ...

  10. Don't blame migratory birds

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not plovers, terns and egrets that I know of). It seems to be ducks and geese. With New Scientist alleging the current H5N1 strain arose from ill-conceived poultry vaccinations in China, and other research finding H5N1 in Chinese farm ducks, it is perhaps more likely that the H5N1 source is the poultry industry- until recently in China, and now (thanks partly to smuggling) throughout much ...




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