Bird Flu

Human spread of bird flu confirmed

But WHO says virus' spread from daughter to mother is one-off

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015, 4:35pm

Vendor's poultry sales go from boom to bust

Since he illegally entered Hong Kong from Dongguan 24 years ago, the live chicken trade is the only line of work Mr Cheng has known.

The 46-year-old has worked his way up from a stallholder slaughtering chickens to operating his own business. Before the 1997 bird flu outbreak, trade was healthy and he often sold 100 chickens a day.

26 May 2004 - 12:00am

Determination needed to end live chicken trade

The need to bring an end to the outdated and unhygienic practice of slaughtering chickens in wet markets has been obvious ever since an outbreak of bird flu claimed six lives in the city in 1997.

3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Chicken policy

Hong Kong's health minister wants centralised slaughtering of chickens in order to stop bird flu. An expert says that because of the risk posed by live-chicken smuggling, Hong Kong should talk with Guangdong about it too adopting centralised slaughtering. Should Hong Kong move on both objectives? Share your views: write to us.

28 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Chickens found in wrong cages destroyed

Seven hundred chickens were destroyed yesterday after being transported in unapproved cages to Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market. The destruction came under rules enforced since last month aimed at stopping the spread of bird flu. Transport workers now have to use cages from the market and ensure they have been properly cleaned.

10 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Munical Councils fate

The Provisional Urban Council yesterday endorsed an amendment expressing 'deep regret' at the decision to dissolve the two councils.

The amendment, moved by non-affiliated Joseph Chan Yuek-sut, said the Government had used the bird flu crisis as an excuse.

11 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Carrying the can

In the era since the handover, the virtues of the respected civil service have not been quite so apparent as they were in the past.

1 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Bird flu upgrade reprieve

Chicken sellers won a last-minute reprieve yesterday when the Government delayed imposing new anti-bird flu hygiene standards.

Director of Urban Services Elaine Chung Lai-kwok gave traders another month to upgrade their facilities.

17 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Poultry stall owners reminded over hygiene

Poultry stall owners were reminded yesterday to observe extra hygiene conditions.

The Provisional Urban Council wrote to all fresh provision shops and poultry stalls to remind them to comply with upgraded standards introduced to combat bird flu.

17 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

'Teamwork key to brighter future'

Q: Eight months after the formation of the SAR, what would you say has changed in Hong Kong? A: I think we've really achieved a great deal. I look back with satisfaction that 'one country, two systems' is moving ahead very well. The foundation is now solid.

27 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Flap over chickens

Even the sight of bedraggled chickens, soused by water hoses to stop them dehydrating on the long journey from farms to the SAR failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Sunday shoppers.

9 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Lesson learnt

I couldn't agree more with Tsang Yok-sing in his article: 'Lessons for us in chicken slaughter' (South China Morning Post, January 6).

10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am