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Dr. Kennedy Shortridge F.

Professor

World Innovation Foundation

HQ Phone: +44 1484 300207

World Innovation Foundation

P.O. Box A60

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1XJ

United Kingdom

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Employment History

Member, Department of Microbiology
HKU

Affiliations

Professor Emeritus
University of Hong Kong

Education



University of Queensland

PhD

The University of London

PhD

University of London

Web References (200 Total References)


Scientific Discovery November 2005 - March 2006 - Page 1

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Professor Dr. Ken F.S. Shortridge

Emeritus Professor Kennedy Shortridge is a pioneer in researching the potentially deadly disease "bird flu " , leading to the establishment of preparation systems to deal with future outbreaks.
Professor Shortridge, a University of Queensland graduate, moved to Hong Kong in 1972 after completing his PhD at The University of London in 1971, commencing studies in 1975 into how avian influenza viruses spread to humans.
His studies drew attention to the importance of domestic poultry and pigs as the most likely sources of virus for humans.
His findings, including the hypothesis in 1982 of southern China's role as an epicentre for the emergence of pandemic influenza viruses, enabled the development of surveillance and preparation systems for future outbreaks.
Dr. Shortridge receiving a life-Fellowship from WIF Member Dr. Tsui Lap-Chee, Vice-Chancellor of Hong Kong University October 2005
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Professor Shortridge's work was crucial to the early detection of the H5N1 "bird flu " outbreak in 1997, potentially saving incalculable lives.
Professor Shortridge recently retired from HKU`s Department of Microbiology.
Professor Shortridge's vital work earned him a Prince Mahidol Award in Public Health in 1999 for services to the global community toward the control of "bird flu ".


Bird Flu - “There is nothing permanent except change.�

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Professor Kennedy Shortridge, the virologist who first identified H5N1 in Hong Kong's chickens, describes influenza as being caused by an "unintelligent, unstable virus."


Bird Flu - Viral Swap Meets

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Professor Kennedy Shortridge, the virologist who first characterized H5N1 in Asia, may have predicted its site of emergence years before its appearance. In 1992, he urged surveillance in "Hong Kong, as the place with the most extensive contact with China and a possible place of exit of an emerging pandemic virus." 1341 What is it about China that makes it such a hotbed of influenza virus activity? Shortridge blames the "great diversity of influenza viruses in the duck population in this region"-a function, in large part, of "the mass production of ducks for human consumption...."


Sirius Global Animal Organisation (Sirius GAO), campaigning to end the export of domestic dogs to China for torture and slaughter for their meat and fur.

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And some experts, including Kennedy Shortridge, who worked in Hong Kong for many years and teaches at New Zealand's Auckland University, believe the Spanish flu of 1918 spread along the Chinese coast and was carried to America by Chinese immigrants.


And some experts, including Kennedy ...

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And some experts, including Kennedy Shortridge, who worked in Hong Kong for many years and teaches at New Zealand's Auckland University, believe the Spanish flu of 1918 spread along the Chinese coast and was carried to America by Chinese immigrants.

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