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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. Dead chicken tests positive for H5 virus

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan A dead chicken found in Sha Lo Wan on Lantau Island had tested positive for the H5 virus, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. The Department of Health is looking for people who may have been in close contact with it and has placed some people under medical care. A spokesman said there were no poultry farms within three kilometres of where the dead ...

  5. Health chiefs order bird flu tests at hospitals as city goes on high alert

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Ella Lee Patients who turn up at Hong Kong's public hospitals with a high fever will have to be tested for bird flu, health chiefs ordered yesterday. The move comes ... of them has displayed flu symptoms. Asked if the woman should have been tested for bird flu and quarantined earlier, Chow, the secretary for food and health, said: 'The disease has not been ...

  6. Woman, 27, dies of bird flu on mainland, a day after toddler tests positive for virus

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on January 5 and was admitted to a local hospital. She died in hospital on Saturday afternoon, Xinhua said last night. Laboratory tests by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention ... observation and so far none had shown any symptoms of the disease. The announcement came a day after authorities reported a two-year-old girl in Shanxi province tested positive for the bird flu virus. ...

  7. 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 ...

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

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

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Austin Chiu The government has yet to locate the source of bird flu infection after five chickens from a Sham Shui Po market tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain on Saturday. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department assistant director Thomas Sit Hon-chung said the only samples testing positive for H5N1 were the five collected at the Po On Road market ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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