Hong Kong Researchers Confirm H7N9 Mutation Enhances Viral Acquisition and Replication in Humans

A mutation in H7N9 avian flu virus that can enhance the ability of the virus to infect humans was identified by researchers from the University of Hong Kong, which made the finding public on Wednesday…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Mar 2017 Key Point The H7N9 nucleotide substitution (NS-G540A) mutation enhances viral acquisition and replication in mammalian

Hong Kong Adds Romania and Central Chile’s Quilpue to List of Banned Poultry Exporters

Hong Kong authorities announced Tuesday [10 January 2017] that they have banned the import of poultry meat and products from Chile’s Quilpue and Romania…Full Article: The Global Times Jan 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports from Quilpue [~80 miles northeast of Santiago] due to an outbreak of low

Hong Kong Temporarily Bans More Poultry Imports from Poland and Japan Due to Bird Flu

Hong Kong food safety officials have placed a temporary suspension on the import of poultry meat and products from three more regions – in mainland China, Japan and Poland following the detection of bird flu strains in these areas…Full Article: South China Morning Post Dec 2016 Key Points Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS)