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  1. 5 dead birds in Causeway Bay tested for virus

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Five birds found dead in Causeway Bay yesterday are being tested for the H5N1 virus, just weeks after a ban on live chicken sales was lifted. Meanwhile, a ranger ... as well as the one handled by the ranger, and would carry out tests for the virus. In mid-December, a dead Oriental magpie robin collected from the Ju Ching Chu Secondary School in Tin Shui Wai ...

  2. Lab tests can miss bird flu, expert warns

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Lingering bird flu infections in recovering patients could be missed by laboratory tests, leaving the patients vulnerable and a potential source of infection ... Kay-sheung, who said the tests could miss the H5 virus as the viral load- a measure of the severity of a viral infection- dropped. He said Hong Kong should not lower its vigilance against the H5 virus ...

  3. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be free of deadly virus. Food and Health Secretary Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, however, urged Hongkongers not to lower their guard even as another wild bird tested positive for the disease. The city ... that an Oriental magpie robin found dead a week ago in Tin Shui Wai had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu. The robin, a species resident in Hong Kong, was collected last Saturday from Ju Ching Chu ...

  4. Crow tests positive for deadly H5N1 virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. The first infected wild bird to have been found in seven months, it was collected last Wednesday from a rubbish bin, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. Six wild birds with H5N1 were found from January to March. The H5N1 virus has killed ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Magpie robin tests positive

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An oriental magpie robin found in the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve last Friday was confirmed to have died of bird flu, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. The discovery of its body sparked a bird flu scare among n ...

  7. Operation Chestnut tests city's preparedness for H5N1 outbreak

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Ng Kang-chung Bird flu and Sars eerily met in a field exercise yesterday to test the city's H5N1 contingency plan. Codenamed Operation Chestnut, the test scenario ... the children's home, said the full-scale exercise provided an opportunity to test the isolation capacity of residential premises and the opening of a quarantine centre. ...

  8. Existing flu drug blocks H5N1 virus, tests show

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee An anti-flu drug registered in Hong Kong four years ago has been shown to be effective in laboratory tests against the killer H5N1 bird flu virus that is spreading across Asia. ... Relenza as prevention, while victims infected with H5N1 could also be treated with it. The lab tests were said to be conducted independently of Relenza's Australian manufacturer, Biota, which ...

  9. WHO invited to test 'first' H5N1 victim

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... experts to take part in retrospective tests on a possible first human H5N1 death discovered on the mainland. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not yet started laboratory tests on samples taken from a 24-year old soldier who died in December 2003 to confirm whether he was infected with bird flu, according to CDC director Wang Yu. Dr Wang said after a press ...

  10. Tests confirm 2003 mainland bird flu death

    Posted Aug 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The first human bird-flu case on the mainland occurred two years earlier than previously recorded, authorities said yesterday as they announced tests had confirmed a soldier ... flu genes while studying his infection. The 24-year-old had initially been thought to have Sars- though Beijing had been declared Sars-free five months earlier. When tests came back negative ...




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