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Bird Flu

Bird flu a reminder of things we dare not forget

Ten years after Sars, the city faces two timely reminders of the need for vigilance and preparedness against the threat of another outbreak of deadly disease. In the latest, the first reported cases of human infection by a lesser-known strain of bird flu, H7N9, have resulted in the deaths of two men in Shanghai, while five people are in a critical condition in Anhui and Jiangsu provinces.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 10:29am

Four new cases of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in Jiangsu

Public hospitals in Hong Kong stepped up measures to spot suspected cases and sampling at poultry farms has increased. The Department of Health advised travellers returning from Jiangsu, Shanghai and Anhui with respiratory symptoms to wear masks and seek medical attention.

4 Apr 2013 - 10:29am 1 comment

Hong Kong steps up checks as new bird flu cases reported

Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday stepped up checks on travellers and hospital patients after it was reported that the new H7N9 bird flu virus had infected four people in eastern China.

4 Apr 2013 - 10:30am

Nanjing poultry butcher fourth person infected with H7N9 bird flu

A new case of bird flu was reported in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Tuesday after a member of staff at a Nanjing hospital leaked a patient’s diagnosis on a Chinese social networking site.

4 Apr 2013 - 10:31am

Bird flu fears spark stock stampede

Domestic drug makers surged on mainland stock exchanges yesterday as investors rushed into the sector on speculation a new strain of bird flu could spread further and create a spike in demand for related medicines.

4 Apr 2013 - 10:30am

Shanghai hospitals on alert after new bird flu deaths

Shanghai's health bureau has ordered hospitals to step up monitoring and supervision of respiratory diseases after a new strain of bird flu killed two people in the city last month, the Shanghai Daily reported yesterday.

3 Apr 2013 - 2:02am

Hong Kong on alert for deadly bird flu strain, says health minister

Hong Kong’s health minister said on Monday that the city was on high alert for anyone infected with H7N9 avian flu virus after the mainland announced on Sunday three people had contracted the virus.

1 Apr 2013 - 6:39pm

Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said it wasn't clear how the three became infected, but there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission.

1 Apr 2013 - 12:21pm 1 comment

China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

The 31-year-old died in hospital in the city of Guiyang on Friday, the Guizhou province health department statement said, adding that no other human cases of bird flu had been reported in the province. Another city resident, a 21-year-old woman, died from the virus earlier this month.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am

China reports year’s second fatal case of bird flu

A man in southwestern China has died of bird flu, health authorities said on Saturday, becoming the second fatality from the H5N1 virus this year.

The 31-year-old died in hospital in the city of Guiyang on Friday, the Guizhou province health department said in a statement, adding that no other human cases of avian flu had been reported in the province.

23 Feb 2013 - 1:45pm