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  1. Egg-smuggling claim sparks checks on farms

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... smuggled fertilised eggs for causing the latest bird flu outbreak- confirmed yesterday to have been caused by the deadly H5N1 virus strain. Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok said he would not rule out any possibility, including smuggled eggs, as the cause of the outbreak, which killed 200 chickens at a Yuen Long farm early this week and led to the culling of 90,000 birds. ...

  2. Smuggled fertilised eggs dodging bird flu control measures, say trade sources

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Ella Lee and Martin Wong Smuggled fertilised eggs from the mainland containing chicken embryos that may be infected are bypassing government bird flu control measures and could ... a practice here for more than a year, but the government turns a blind eye to it,' one source said. It took 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch and most smuggled fertilised eggs were 15 days old. ...

  3. Laser-tags proposed to help in bird-flu fight

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... and to fight smuggling. The suggestion came after the government said on Monday that the ban on the sale and import of live chickens would be extended if traders could not work with government to guarantee hygiene in retail outlets, following the discovery of the H5N1 virus in chickens at four markets. The government suspects the bird flu outbreak was triggered by smuggled chickens, and Tsui ...

  4. A gaping loophole in city's bird flu defences

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest bird flu outbreak has exposed a gaping loophole in our defences against the deadly virus. It remains unclear whether smuggled fertilised eggs were responsible for the mass ... above their quotas. This is potentially a way to bypass our city's stringent control measures. A leading wholesaler has alleged such smuggling operates on a significant scale and has ...

  5. Health chief flip-flops over cause of outbreak

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Peter So

    ... after it was first detected, Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok flip-flopped on the cause. He said yesterday that the government was still looking at possible smuggling 'of ... in the affected market stalls to see whether anyone had respiratory problems, Dr Chow said, and some were taking Tamiflu. The live-poultry traders hit back at government accusations of smuggling, saying ...

  6. Tests offer few clues in search for source of bird flu outbreak

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... acting assistant commissioner Tam Yiu-keung said there was no indication of chicken smuggling from the mainland but the department would step up anti-smuggling measures. 'Up to this moment, there is no sign of smuggling,' he said. 'But we have formed a team with other related departments to strengthen our ways of collecting intelligence.' In response to complaints about ...

  7. Border controls fail to deter Vietnamese poultry smugglers

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

    ... Customs officers checked all vehicles and carts to ensure no birds were being smuggled in. But just a few steps away from the checkpoints, vendors were selling live chickens. The traders, who were ... situated in a narrow mountain valley, was lightly guarded, the two sides divided by a makeshift iron gate. Locals said many Vietnamese smuggled illicit products into the mainland at night, ...

  8. Bird flu in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... January to March 2006 17 birds infected with H5N1 10 bird species released for blessings: 2 Oriental magpie robins, one crested myna, 4 common magpies, 1 munia, 1 white-backed munia, 1 Japanese white-eye 4 birds of prey: 1 large-billed crow, 2 house crows, 1 peregrine falcon 1 little egret, a wild water bird 1 stray chicken 1 smuggled chicken January 2007: 2 confirmed with H5N1; ...

  9. Flu threat played down after falcon found dead

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... with H5N1. Last year, 17 birds, including two smuggled chickens from the mainland, were confirmed with bird flu. Colin Howard, professor of microbiology at the University of London's Royal ... Buddhist monastery to release that number of birds. The numbers involved are so small compared to the total population of birds,' he said. Smuggling is a different issue. 'You cannot put ...

  10. Court bid to halt night chicken ban

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... to ask on what ground the government can introduce the ban. 'The government said it might be a problem caused by smuggled chickens. Then it should prove it and locate the smuggled chickens. ... his party, the Liberal Party, supported the repeal of the ban. 'Clearing all chickens in the wet market is not the best way to tackle this problem as it is a problem of smuggled ...




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