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Influenza a Virus Subtype H5n1

Bird Garden back in business after flu scare

Mong Kok's Bird Garden was open for business for the first time in three weeks yesterday following its closure amid a bird flu scare.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

City Digest

Bird Garden reopens after bird flu alert

The Bird Garden in Mong Kok, where samples from a stallholder's cages tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, will reopen today after being closed for 21 days for inspections. The government will provide a one-off payment of HK$12,000 to each of the 69 stall owners in the garden and a month's rental waiver.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

High risk of winter bird flu outbreak

A rare summer bird flu case and a delay in the latest vaccine for poultry could add up to a severe outbreak of the deadly virus this winter, an expert warned as he urged the government to step up monitoring of the disease.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bird stall owners to seek damages for lost trade

Two-thirds of stall owners in Mong Kok's Bird Garden, closed for three weeks after a trace of deadly H5N1 bird flu was found in a stall, say they will ask the government for compensation for lost trade.

Each should be paid between HK$30,000 and HK$40,000, said Shek Kwok-keung, who heads a group of stall operators.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bird Garden closed in flu scare

Bird Garden in Mong Kok was yesterday closed for three weeks and more than 1,000 birds were slaughtered after traces of potentially deadly bird flu were found in a shop.

The H5N1 virus was detected in a swab sample collected last month from a bird cage holding an Oriental magpie robin, raising fears the disease could be passed to pet buyers.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

No pain, no grain

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Law professor pleads guilty to shoplifting

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Welfare pay rises to kick in next month

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Police checking incident outside Dolce & Gabbana

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I won't be involved in politics anymore

Former Myanmese prime minister Khin Nyunt, who was released from house arrest

It's like searching for a needle at the bottom of the Pacific

Researcher Paul Zhou on the discovery of an antibody that may neutralise all forms of H5N1 bird flu virus (pictured)

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am