23 Dec '11, 5pm

Should scientists have recreated deadly bird flu virus in a lab?

Should scientists have recreated deadly bird flu virus in a lab?

This work was conducted by internationally respected scientists working under top-of-the-line biosafety conditions, but "the risk of a person accidentally becoming infected and starting an outbreak with this new strain is low. But it is not zero," they write in an editorial published on Dec. 15 in the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science. They cite the accidental release of an influence strain from a lab in 1977. [Predicting the Next Major Virus

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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HK finds second case of bird flu - TODAYonline

todayonline.com 23 Dec '11, 9pm

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HK raises bird flu alert

HK raises bird flu alert

channelnewsasia.com 20 Dec '11, 6pm

HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Tuesday raised its bird flu alert level to "serious" and announced it is to cull 17,000 chickens a...

Hong Kong culls 17,000 chickens to battle bird flu (via ST iPhone App)

Hong Kong culls 17,000 chickens to battle bird ...

straitstimes.com 21 Dec '11, 1am

In this Dec 10, 2008 file photo, health workers slaughter all the chickens at the wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong af...

Hong Kong finds 2nd dead bird in week with H5N1 bird flu

Hong Kong finds 2nd dead bird in week with H5N1...

straitstimes.com 23 Dec '11, 10am

Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at a live chicken distribution centre in Hong Kong on...

Singaporeans not worried about HK bird flu scare

channelnewsasia.com 22 Dec '11, 5am

SINGAPORE: It is business as usual for many chicken sellers in Singapore. This, despite news out of Hong Kong on Wednesday...

MOH says bird flu risk in Singapore "very low"

MOH says bird flu risk in Singapore "very low"

channelnewsasia.com 21 Dec '11, 11am

SINGAPORE : Singapore's health ministry has said the risk of bird flu in the country is very low, as no human cases have b...

Hong Kong kills 17,000 chickens on bird flu fear

todayonline.com 21 Dec '11, 5am

HONG KONG - Hong Kong health authorities are slaughtering more than 17,000 chickens at a market after a chicken carcass th...