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Orthomyxoviridae

Guangdong boy in Hong Kong has bird flu

Hospitals have been put on serious alert after a boy who came to Hong Kong from Guangdong was confirmed to have caught bird flu.

Saturday, 2 June, 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

No new flu virus involved in HK child deaths

Test results from the seven-year-old boy and three-year-old girl with flu who died in Tuen Mun Hospital have confirmed that there was no new virus involved in their deaths, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

15 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Bird flu finding means we can breathe a little easier

Virologists say they have worked out why current strains of bird flu don't spread between humans, suggesting the world may have precious breathing space to prepare for any flu pandemic.

23 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Influenza outbreak strikes children's ward

17 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Loopholes exposed by flu blunder need closing fast

The blunder that led to the distribution of a deadly flu virus to thousands of laboratories around the world - including Hong Kong - almost defies belief. Vials of the extremely infectious H2N2 strain, which killed up to 4 million people in a 1957 pandemic, seem to have been mistaken for a relatively benign form of the flu virus.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

When pigs fly

Is this a chance for pigs to fly? If you don't know what I'm talking about - and if you're not a virologist or public health specialist, you could be forgiven for not being too worried about pigs with bird flu - let me explain.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am