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Bird Flu

Talking points

Chen to address British MPS

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 1:52am

Poultry farms may be H7N9 source, study finds

The study, compiled after a week-long field assessment of the influenza by a panel of experts commissioned by the WHO, was publicised by the National Health and Family Planning Commission yesterday.

19 May 2013 - 6:12am

Guangzhou halts exports from poultry farm to HK after bird flu found nearby

Exports from a Guangzhou poultry farm have been suspended after the bird flu virus was found in a nearby market.

The Centre for Food Safety said it learned from the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau that a H7 subtype of the virus was found in a poultry sample taken from a market stall in Zengcheng on Wednesday.

17 May 2013 - 3:11am

China bird flu devastates Shanghai family

The virus has already killed her mother, and Kelly Gu’s father lies critically ill with H7N9 bird flu in a Shanghai hospital bed – the only couple both infected in China’s outbreak of the disease.

As her mother lay dying Gu was urgently summoned back to Shanghai from her doctoral studies in chemistry in France, but she was too late, missing the chance to say goodbye by a day.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Warmer weather may be curbing spread of bird flu in China

Government measures and favourable weather may be limiting the spread of a deadly new bird flu, as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply this month, say health experts.

16 May 2013 - 4:43am

Who said it?

You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we've seen

US virologist Dr Anthony Fauci on a new HIV treatment from a team led by HKU's Professor Chen Zhiwei


Bird flu has become a Chinese problem with global implications

Taiwan-based epidemiologist Professor King Chwan-chuen


16 May 2013 - 2:53am

Bird flu fears ease as alert lifted in Shanghai

Shanghai lifted its flu epidemic alert yesterday, with the municipal government saying that no new human cases of H7N9 bird flu had been recorded for three weeks.

11 May 2013 - 5:00am

Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2013

Struggle gives learning a surprise boost

Universities should aim at whole-person education. With the change to a four-year curriculum, first-year undergraduates can take a large variety of subjects once they enter university, widening their horizons and learning to appreciate interdisciplinary studies.

11 May 2013 - 2:35am 1 comment

Flu infections rising among pigs in southern China, says study

The risk of spillover to humans was “constant or growing”, according to one of the authors of a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Four more die of bird flu in China, pushing toll to 31

The number to have been infected on the mainland since outbreak began in February rose to 129, with two more cases identified in Fujian.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am