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Avian Influenza

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Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am

In Brief

Mother kills herself, six-year-old daughter by burning charcoal

1 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

We mustn't drop our guard against swine flu

Iam glad that our government has successfully defused, at least for the moment, the crisis of disciplined services taking to the streets. However, there is a crisis of another kind still hanging over us - the A(H1N1) swine flu pandemic.

27 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Stall to be prosecuted for breaking poultry ban

A shop selling fresh food will be prosecuted by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department for breaching the ban on keeping live poultry overnight designed to help protect against a bird flu outbreak. Officers of the department found 20 live chickens and three live pigeons in two plastic crates at the shop in Reclamation Street, Jordan.

4 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Court backs 2003 restrictions on farming quail

They're cute, friendly and fantastic with spicy salt. But quail are also potential killers, offering an ideal habitat for the breeding of deadly disease, specifically, avian influenzas.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Bird expert warns of avian flu hazard at Mong Kok market

Flocks of white-backed munia were still flying around and eating freely in the Mong Kok caged-bird market a day after a dead one found nearby tested positive for H5 bird flu.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Another 19 birds found dead in Sai Kung

Another 19 dead birds were found yesterday in the gardens of a Sai Kung residential complex, where young families have been shocked to see many dropping dead in the past week.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Farmers' deaths show need for vigilance

About this time four years ago, the Sars epidemic was gaining a foothold on the mainland but was unknown to the outside world. This was because mainland officials initially covered up the outbreak of a highly contagious new killer virus while doctors tried to contain it.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: Trade and Industry Department and CPA Australia seminar: 'Accounting for SMEs without accountant' Trade and Industry Department Tower.

Tomorrow, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Avian influenza (H5N1)'. Hong Kong Club.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Monday, July 10, HK: Trade and Industry Department and CPA Australia seminar: 'Accounting for SMEs without accountant' (Cantonese). Trade and Industry Department Tower.

Tuesday, July 11, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Avian influenza (H5N1)'. Hong Kong Club.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

HK suspends S Africa poultry and ostrich meat imports

Updated at 7.13pm: Hong Kong officials said on Wednesday processing of applications for importing poultry and ostrich meat from South Africa would be suspended with immediate effect.

A spokesman for the the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department?s Centre for Food Safety said they were concerned about the possible threat of avian flu (the H5N1 virus).

5 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

HK seeks details on H5N1 case in 2003

Hong Kong health authorities yesterday expressed concern about a previously unreported H5N1 case in Beijing in November 2003, which pre-dated the present global bird flu outbreak.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

More poultry imports suspended

Updated at 6.41pm: Hong Kong?s food authorities said on Friday imports of poultry meat from Denmark were suspended after confirming a bird flu outbreak in a farm in the country.

A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department?s Centre for Food Safety said processing of applications for poultry meat imports from Denmark was suspended with immediate effect.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Firms draw on past lessons

COMPANIES WITH staff whose work takes them to the mainland have made contingency plans in case of a bird flu outbreak.

Auditors at global accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu frequently travel to all corners of China.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

No mystery to human bird-flu case in Guangzhou

I refer to your leader 'Bird-flu precautions worth the cost', (March 8). There is no mystery surrounding the recent human infection in Guangzhou. Bird flu flourishes in large, live-bird poultry markets, where waterfowl and other poultry mix, and where poultry of unknown origin and vaccination status are sold.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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