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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. Government collecting bird droppings for H5N1 virus tests: Chow

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.05pm: The government had collected 200 samples of bird droppings from public parks for H5N1 virus tests every month, as part of efforts to monitor the risk ... the New Territories East constituency, asked whether the government conducted tests for the avian flu virus regularly on birds in Hong Kong public parks. Since early January, Hong Kong has ...

  7. H5N1 tests for pigeons found near cricket club

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Seven dead feral pigeons collected outside the Craigengower Cricket Club were being tested for the H5N1 virus yesterday. A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said four of the birds, found in Wong Nai Chung Road in Happy Valley, seemed to have been run over by vehicles. But he said tests would be carried out to see whether any of them ...

  8. Test on feral pigeons show no bird flu virus

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Tuesday, citing preliminary test results. A spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said only four of the eight dead birds, collected at the junction of Leighton Road and Wong Nai Chung Road, were suitable for testing. Four appeared to have been run over by vehicles, he explained. The spokesman said preliminary tests showed none carried the bird flu virus. ...

  9. Pneumonia patients will be tested for H5N1

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez All pneumonia patients will be tested for H5N1 for three weeks from today in a stepped-up surveillance programme against bird flu. The tests will be carried out at all ... to be alert for patients with symptoms who had travelled to bird flu-infected areas. A Health Department spokesman said the tests would be provided by a laboratory network, including ...

  10. Time to test wet markets region-wide, expert says

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A region-wide testing of wet markets in Asia is needed to determine the extent of bird flu in poultry and help to control its spread, a bird flu expert has said. Malik Peiris, professor at the department of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, said what happened in Guangzhou, where one man died despite there being no apparent poultry outbreak, showed ...




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