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  1. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Man rushed to hospital from border has H7N9

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 07:11pm by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang

    ... in his report on health spending for this year- which he estimated at HK$52.4 billion. He said the vaccine still had to undergo further tests. "But if successful, the application scope ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Mainland China's poultry may be quarantined at border

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:59am by LO WEI

    ... to avoid cross-infection with local birds, the health minister said. While all poultry are currently kept at the Cheung Sha Wan wholesale market while they wait for test results, this led ... on the mainland since the virus emerged in March last year. All live poultry trade including imports have been suspended in Hong Kong until February 18 after a poultry sample from Guangdong tested ...

  3. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 11:42pm by Emily Tsang, He Huifeng, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... conduct more sensitive blood tests on poultry at farms before exporting the animals to the border, where Hong Kong would run the tests as well. "The plasma test is more sensitive than the quick [genetic] test we are now conducting on live chicken," he said. "It will be more accurate in testing any birds that have come into contact with the virus, even if the bird itself ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Wholesalers to get HK$30 for each chicken culled

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:12am by LO WEI

    ... from a Guangdong supplier tested positive for H7N9 bird flu. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said he understood it had been a hard blow for the industry. Wholesalers said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    No need to ban all mainland live poultry for time being, health minister Ko Wing-man says

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 01:13pm

    ... two Shenzhen wet markets have tested positive for the H7N9 virus that has infected two Hong Kong residents who recently visited Shenzhen. The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Hong Kong ready to cull birds at first sign of 'bird flu' infection

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Live poultry will undergo a new test that can yield results in four hours, health chief says Government ready to cull sick birds Poultry will be culled and imports suspended if a quick test on live chickens, to be introduced this week, detects any positive results for H7N9, the health minister said yesterday. Food and Health Bureau Secretary Dr Ko ...

  7. News - China - BIRD FLU

    Death toll hits 16 in China bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 02:18am by AFP

    ... cited the province’s health department. They are a 21-year-old woman, and two men aged 56 and 72. The other five were in Zhejiang, where three men and two women aged between 56 and 72 tested positive for the virus. As of Tuesday, Zhejiang has confirmed 21 H7N9 cases, including two that have ended in death. A seven-year-old girl in Beijing who tested positive for H7N9 in the capital’s ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Stop mainland China chicken imports, says Hong Kong vet

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... surrender scheme introduced to poultry raisers in 2004 and 2008. But Wong said: "If all the birds are home-grown and subject to testing at different ages, it is more likely ... it simply has been pushed somewhere else that is out of our control. "We can only test and cull the birds after they have been brought into the city, but we cannot participate in how ...

  9. News - World - BIRD FLU

    New technology speeding up progress on bird flu vaccine

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 01:14pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... in making a flu vaccine - government-backed researchers had already begun testing a “seed” strain of the virus made from the genetic code posted on the Internet. This new, faster approach ... took part in the race to map the human genome and caused a stir in 2010 when he used synthetic genes to create a custom microbe and bring it life. As a test drive for the new flu technology, ...

  10. News - China - BIRD FLU

    100 human H7N9 bird flu infections 'undetected'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI and Daniel Ren

    ... were similar to that in Guangzhou. Leung suggested serum testing to find out the actual proportion of people infected by H7N9. In the case of an outbreak of H1N1 swine flu in 2009, there were about 23,000 reported cases in Hong Kong, but serum tests later found that 20 per cent of Hongkongers - more than a million - had been infected. Associate professor Leo Poon Lit-man from ...




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