» 01/04/2006, 00.00
CHINA - HONG KONG
Bird flu: Hong Kong stops poultry imports from Sichuan
There has been a new outbreak of the epidemic in Sichuan on 22 December, made public only yesterday. The Hong Kong government reacted immediately despite official assurances that the situation was "under control". FAO fears "more numerous epidemic outbreaks" in China.
24/11/2005 HONG KONG - CHINA
Bird flu 38 times more infectious than SARS
The Hong Kong University says each sick person will infect another 1,024 within one month. It is predicted that there will be one million victims in Hong Kong alone. Meanwhile, China has acknowledged a second death.
Bird flu: "Impossible" for China to vaccinate 14 billion birds
This is what experts say. 70% of poultry is raised outside. Meanwhile, there are new outbreaks of infection in northern Xinjiang and southern Yunnan.
WHO urges China to share H5N1 virus samples
The Chinese government has agreed to do so, however samples have yet to reach the World Health Organisation.
Bird flu outbreak in West Java and South Sulawesi
Since January 40,000 birds have died; 1.6 million are infected. Hong Kong plans to kill 1.8 million poultry as a preventive measure.
WHO: China may have unidentified bird flu outbreaks
This view was expressed after the death of a 41-year-old woman was declared in an area free of bird flu outbreaks. There is a new suspect death in Indonesia. Meanwhile the situation has improved n Vietnam.
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