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Study unlocks fresh hope in bird flu battle

Timothy Chui The Standard 04/16/2009
Study unlocks fresh hope in bird flu battle

Hong Kong and Canadian researchers have identified a synthetic compound that appears to stop the replication of the H5N1 bird flu virus and other strains of influenza.

Chicken carcass confirmed positive for H5N1 virus in Hong Kong

A chicken carcass found in Hong Kong's Tung Ping Chau was confirmed to be H5N1 positive after a series of laboratory tests, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department of Hong Kong (AFCD) said Thursday.

Seven birds test positive for H5N1 virus

Seven dead birds, found recently in Hong Kong, have all tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus.

Deadly H5N1 avian flu found in Hong Kong birds

A dead goose and two dead ducks found on a Hong Kong island last week have tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, officials said Wednesday.

Dead chickens get H5N1 mutation all-clear

Adele Wong The Standard 12/19/2008

Experts inspect H5N1 chicken farm

news.gov.hk 12/16/2008
Dead chickens get H5N1 mutation all-clear

The H5N1 virus found in dead chickens in a Yuen Long farm had not mutated, Undersecretary for Food and Health Gabriel Leung told the Legislative Council's panel on food safety and environmental hygiene yesterday.

Experts inspect H5N1 chicken farm

The expert group investigating the recent H5N1 avian influenza outbreak conducted a site inspection at the index farm in Yuen Long today.

Chicken cull continues

RTHK 12/11/2008
Hong Kong finds H5N1 bird flu virus on chicken farm

HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong's government confirmed Thursday that the deadly H5N1 virus was found at a poultry farm, the first outbreak on a farm here in nearly six years.

Chicken cull continues

Workers are continuing to cull chickens this morning following the outbreak of bird flu on a farm in Yeun Long.

H5N1 vaccine to be studied

news.gov.hk 12/11/2008
H5N1 vaccine to be studied

Hong Kong has asked Mainland authorities to do a joint study to see if the H5N1 vaccine is more effective than the H5N2 vaccine currently used in the city, Secretary for Food & Health Dr York Chow says. It will also work with the University of Hong Kong to see if it is better way of vaccination.

H5N1 tests on dead birds

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has confirmed, that two dead birds have been removed from the Olympic Equestrian venues.


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