Dec 31, 2014

Hong Kong bans Japan poultry in bird flu scare

Hong Kong’s food watchdog said Tuesday that poultry meat and eggs from Yamaguchi Prefecture have been banned due to an outbreak of bird flu there. The Center for Food Safety said in a statement the ban was imposed “in view of the announcement made ...

Dec 28, 2014

H.K. woman critically ill with H7N9 virus

Hong Kong hospitals raised alert levels Sunday, as a woman diagnosed with the deadly H7N9 avian flu virus was in a critical condition. The 68-year-old woman was hospitalized on Dec. 25 after returning from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen almost two weeks earlier, ...