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

Macao Suspends Live Poultry Trade Due to H7 Bird Flu Imported from the Mainland

Macao will suspend its live poultry trade for at least three days immediately after chicken sample tested positive for H7 strain of bird flu on Thursday [26 January 2017], the special administrative region’s health and civil affairs authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2017 Key Point As a result of the detection, Macao will cull approximately

H7N9 Avian Influenza Death Reported in Northeast China’s Liaoning Province

One patient has died of H7N9 bird flu in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local health authorities said on Tuesday [5 July 2016]. The death was reported on June 16 at Shenyang City of Liaoning Province, according to the provincial commission of health and family planning…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point In March 2013, China

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Friesland, Netherlands, Over H7N9 Avian Influenza

Hong Kong’s food safety authorities announced on Monday [13 June 2016] to ban the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the Province of Friesland in the Netherlands due to an outbreak of low pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza in the province…Full Article: People’s Daily Online June 2016 Key Point From January to