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Bird Flu

Bioweapons fear over use of bird flu samples

Indonesian health minister Siti Fadillah Supari said she feared that bird flu samples sent to the World Health Organisation could be used by a US government laboratory to create biological weapons.

Saturday, 23 February, 2008, 12:00am

HKU, drug giant join hands against bird flu

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is collaborating with one of the largest mainland drugs manufacturers in developing a possible cure for bird flu.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Poultry workers unruffled by bird flu cases

The mainland might have lost its taste for Nanjing's famed local speciality, saltwater duck, but some residents of Jiangsu's capital seem unruffled about being at the epicentre of the latest outbreak of deadly bird flu.

A 24-year-old Nanjing man died from the H5N1 virus on December 2, becoming the 17th person to die of bird flu on the mainland since 2003.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The vulnerable end of dealing in drugs

Pill trade plagued by fads, fate and broken promises

An industry whose success hinges on fate, fads and government policy is fraught with peril. And no one knows that better than investors in drugs and biotech companies.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

It's easy to moan. It's simple to groan. Hongkongers tend to do a lot of both. Rising prices, soaring pollution, crowded classrooms, road chaos, expensive supermarkets, too few young people, too many old people, packed pavements, empty factories, bird flu looming; you name it, we lament it.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

WHO invited to test 'first' H5N1 victim

Mainland scientists say soldier who died in 2003 had bird flu - two years before first confirmed death

Beijing has invited the World Health Organisation to send experts to take part in retrospective tests on a possible first human H5N1 death discovered on the mainland.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Bird flu project constrained by mainland, says expert

The University of Hong Kong cannot move forward with a computer system to track future human-to-human transmission of bird flu because of 'constraints' in collecting data from the mainland, a professor involved in the project says.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Independence crucial for scientific endeavour

The independence, integrity and sharing of scientific research are principles dear to mankind. They have been instrumental in delivering results that have changed the course of history, such as the discovery of antibiotics and vaccines to protect us against diseases that have killed countless millions.

23 Jun 2006 - 12:00am