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Bird Flu

Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

Wwhile Sars may now seem a distant memory, we forget the lessons of it at our peril. We should heed the reminder sounded by the emergence of a new Sars-like virus and confirmation that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has infected two young adults and killed one of them in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province.

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:04am

Briefs, February 17, 2013

Former Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner, who launched a reign of terror against former colleagues and their families, died from a single gunshot wound to the head, a coroner said.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:35am

Ducks slaughtered after bird flu found at German farm

 About 14,000 ducks at a German farm were being slaughtered on Saturday following a bird flu outbreak.

A federal labouratory confirmed the H5N1 virus was detected at the farm near Seelow, east of Berlin - the first such finding in Germany in more than three years.

16 Feb 2013 - 9:03pm

Guiyang woman dies of bird flu in hospital

A 21-year-old woman died in a in Guiyang hospital of bird flu on Wednesday, state media said, a rare case in the country of a fatality from the H5N1 virus since a major outbreak a decade ago.


14 Feb 2013 - 1:08am

Briefs, February 13, 2013

More than 370 Cathay Pacific passengers were held up for six hours yesterday after faults were found with two airliners. Some passengers argued with staff at a boarding gate for Sapporo-bound flight CX2580.

13 Feb 2013 - 4:30am

Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

The two people - a 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man - tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus in Guiyang, Guizhou province, Xinhua said on Sunday. The woman developed symptoms on February 2 and the man the next day.

12 Feb 2013 - 6:09am

Two more cases of human bird flu in China

China reported two human cases of bird flu in the southwestern city of Guiyang on Sunday, with both patients in a critical condition, the official Xinhua news agency said.

A 21-year-old woman and 31-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus on Sunday after developing symptoms on February 2 and February 3 respectively, Xinhua said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, January 30, 2013

Bodies believed to be those of an international financier and his wife have been unearthed in Japan. Makoto Shimomi, 51, who reportedly runs a Liechtenstein-based investment fund, and Mie Shimomi, 48, disappeared after leaving their Tokyo home on December 7. 

30 Jan 2013 - 4:45am

Briefs, January 26, 2013

The UN said it needed another US$48.6 million to give "life-saving assistance" to survivors of Typhoon Bopha, which killed 1,060 and left 800 others missing in the south of the country. 

26 Jan 2013 - 4:28am

Briefs, December 27, 2012

Myanmar's president has voiced rare public criticism of his government, saying rampant corruption, bribery and inefficiency were getting in the way of the country's much-touted reform process. 

27 Dec 2012 - 3:36am