China Exclusive: Zombie chicken feet strike fear into Chines... Xinhuanet 2015-06-24 17:02
... a banned food addictive, to make them look healthy and fresh, and to extend their shelf life. Staff at Guangxi entryexit bureau on the Vietnam border told Xinhua that disease is easily transmitted in uninspected frozen food, even H7N9 bird flu. Bacteria can live at low temperatures for a long period of time. Guangxi witnesses numerous similar cases every year. The topic is the subject of much discussion online with more than 112,000 comments on web portal 163.com....
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China's first MERS patient remains in serious condition Xinhuanet 2015-06-05 02:17
...SARS). SARS was first reported in 2002 in Guangdong, which borders Hong Kong. It killed around 800 people in the world. In addition, Guangdong is one of the Chinese provinces that has dealt with the bulk of H7N9 bird flu cases since it emerged in 2013. MERS is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, similar to SARS. The first human case emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease,...
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Research institute confirms bird flu in Ghana Xinhuanet 2015-05-28 02:07
... and advised travelers to neighboring countries not to import the birds. Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most avian influenza viruses do not infect humans; however some, such as A(H5N1) and A(H7N9), have caused serious infections in people. The majority of human cases of A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) infection have been associated with direct or indirect contact with infected live or dead poultry....
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Li Lanjuan: academic leader in field of epidemiology Xinhuanet 2015-05-23 20:54
  ... Prof. Li has made great contributions to the public health enterprise in China by breaking through difficulties in fighting SARS, handfootandmouth disease, postearthquake epidemics, A/H1N1 flu, H7N9 and other infectious diseases. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang) Professor Li Lanjuan (3rd R, back), an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE),...
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Australia-Chinese research makes breakthrough on flu Xinhuanet 2015-05-14 13:24
...s Fudan University worked together during the first outbreak of avian flu in China in 2013. University of Melbourne's associate professor Katherine Kedzierska said on Thursday that 99 percent of people with the H7N9 virus were hospitalized, while 30 percent died. "After collecting samples from infected patients, we found that people who couldn't make these Tcell flu assassins were dying," she told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "...
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China partners with ASEAN in tackling cross-border diseases Xinhuanet 2015-05-14 12:44
... Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam have shared their experience in coping with public health emergencies, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the H7N9 strain of bird flu. Gilles Poumerol of the World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Central China province reports first H7N9 human infection Xinhuanet 2015-04-27 18:12
Central China province reports first H7N9 human infection WUHAN, April 27 (Xinhua) Central China's Hubei Province confirmed its first human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu on Monday, the local health authority said....
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New A/H5N1 strain subtype found in Vietnam's Mekong delta Xinhuanet 2015-04-13 22:36
...1 was found in the city's affected fowls. The department warned that bird flu could spread far and wide amidst the harvest season, the time when breeders often let their ducks seek food on rice fields. It also confirmed that the H7N9, H10N8 and H6N1 strands have yet been found in the region. It continues vaccinating poultry against H5N1 while selecting suitable vaccines to beat the new bird flu subtype and keeping an eye on the development of new poultry,...
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China makes progress in infectious disease control Xinhuanet 2015-04-10 18:51
... and the immunization rate of children has been kept above 90 percent. China has also effectively responded to epidemic outbreaks, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), influenza A (H1N1) and human infection with H7N9 bird flu, noted the report....
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Hong Kong lowers influenza response level Xinhuanet 2015-04-08 16:17
... So far, there is no evidence of efficient human tohuman transmission," the spokesman said. The response level was raised to "Serious" upon the detection of the first confirmed human case of avian influenza (H7N9) in winter, imported from the Chinese mainland on Dec. 27, 2014. Since then Hong Kong has recorded three confirmed cases, which were all imported. The latest case was confirmed on Feb. 23....
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Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection Xinhuanet 2015-04-06 22:54
Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection SHANGHAI, April 6 (Xinhua) China's financial hub Shanghai reported a human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, local health official said on Monday. The 37yearold patient, identified by her surname Chen,...
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Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection Xinhuanet 2015-04-04 23:21
Shanghai reports another H7N9 human infection SHANGHAI, April 4 (Xinhua) China's financial hub Shanghai reported another human infection of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, local health official said on Saturday. The 52yearold patient, surnamed Wang,...
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Scientists call for effective measures amid H7N9 mutation Xinhuanet 2015-03-12 14:13
Scientists call for effective measures amid H7N9 mutation Scientists call for effective measures amid H7N9 mutation HONG KONG, March 12 (Xinhua)...
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Virus behind swine flu in India mutates into more dangerous ... Xinhuanet 2015-03-12 01:02
... Additionally, swine may contribute to the novel H1N1 variants and thus should also be monitored, they said. Sasisekharan also urged India to learn from China, whose government successfully responded to the H7N9 bird flu outbreak in 2013. "In many ways the handling of the H7N9 outbreak in 2013 represents a scientifically robust way in which to handle such an infectious disease outbreak," Sasisekharan said. "...
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28 H7N9 cases reported in east China province this year Xinhuanet 2015-03-10 20:20
28 H7N9 cases reported in east China province this year HANGZHOU, March 10 (Xinhua) The number of H7N9 human cases in east China's Zhejiang Province this year has climbed to 28 as one new case was reported, local health authorities said on Tuesday....
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Guangdong reports two more H7N9 human cases Xinhuanet 2015-03-07 21:45
Guangdong reports two more H7N9 human cases GUANGZHOU, March 7 (Xinhua) Two more H7N9 cases have been reported in south China's Guangdong Province, raising the province's total infections to 67 this year, local health authorities said Sunday....
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Anhui reports another H7N9 case Xinhuanet 2015-03-05 14:06
Anhui reports another H7N9 case HEFEI, March 5 (Xinhua) Another human H7N9 case has been reported in east China's Anhui Province, raising its total infections to six this year, local health authorities said on Thursday....
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HK reports this winter's first death from H7N9 Xinhuanet 2015-03-01 19:54
... He was Hong Kong's third confirmed human bird flu case this winter, and the only fatality. The patient is believed to have caught the H7N9 strain of avian flu after buying freshlyslaughtered chicken from a wet market across the border in the city of Dongguan, Guangdong province. Another patient, a 69yearold woman, remains critically ill in hospital....
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Another H7N9 human case reported in E. China Xinhuanet 2015-03-01 14:04
Another H7N9 human case reported in E. China HEFEI, March 1 (Xinhua) February's fourth human case of the H7N9 strain of avaian flu has been confirmed in East China's Anhui Province, the provincial health authorities said on Saturday....
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Guangdong reports another H7N9 case Xinhuanet 2015-02-27 18:50
Guangdong reports another H7N9 case GUANGZHOU, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) Another H7N9 human case has been reported in south China's Guangdong Province, raising its total infections to 63 this year, local health authorities said on Friday....
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