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WHO says bird flu outbreaks raise alarm, but human risks still low

03-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The risk of sustained human-to-human transmission of H7N9 bird flu in China is low, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, but a surge in human cases there is [...]
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China’s first high-level biosafety lab ready for service

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | The Financial Express | 6:00 AM

China’s first high-level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said late this month. The [...]
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Taiwanese man dies of H7N9

02-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

A 69-year-old businessperson who worked in China became the second person in Taiwan to die of the H7N9 avian flu, officials said Tuesday. Of five known cases, a foreign [...]
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China’s first high security bio lab ready for service

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Friday. The lab will [...]
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Korea to extend subsidy on some egg imports as bird flu hits local output

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

South Korea is extending a scheme to subsidise up to half the cost of importing eggs by sea for another two months until the end of April, as it grapples with a shortfall in [...]
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Fears that H7N9 virus could be drug-resistant

01-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China is grappling with its worst bird flu outbreak, with the death toll so far this winter rising to at least 108, stirring further concerns about the spread of the deadly [...]
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Black market for live chickens thrives in China despite bird flu bans

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Vans stocked with live poultry can be found down alleyways in the southern city of Guangzhou, with customers shrugging off the health risks Guangdong housewife Zhang Yi makes [...]
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Thailand issues warning over the spread of the hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Outbreak News Today | 6:00 AM

Thailand health officials issued an advisory last week after reporting increased numbers of the viral infection, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), mostly in children [...]
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How China Can Stop a Pandemic

28-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The deadliest outbreak of H7N9 bird flu since its discovery in 2013 is sweeping across China. It’s caused at least 100 deaths and has been detected in half the [...]
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6 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has reported six bird flu outbreaks in five provinces nationwide in the past 21 days, said Pham Van Dong, chief of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural [...]
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UN health agency ‘vigilant’ about China bird flu outbreak

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Associated Press | 6:00 AM

The World Health Organization says an increase in bird flu cases in China this year has not shown sustained human-to-human transmission, but it vows to remain [...]
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China discovers new mutation of bird flu virus

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | IANS India Private Limited | 6:00 AM

China has discovered a new mutation of the H7N9 bird flu virus, which is being considered the deadliest till now, a media report said on Tuesday. The new strain is more [...]
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Vietnam on high alert over bird flu risk

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has ordered provinces and cities across the country to urgently take appropriate measures to arrest the spread of the A/H7N9 virus, [...]
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Taiwan battles bird flu outbreaks

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | News.com.au | 6:00 AM

Taiwan is stepping up efforts to battle bird flu outbreaks through various measures in a bid to prevent poultry-to-human transmission of the virus. Since discovering its [...]
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Taiwan Stock Market May Test Resistance At 9,800 Points

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Nasdaq | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan stock market has moved higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day slide in which it had slipped 40 points or 0.4 percent. The Taiwan Stock [...]
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