A daily chronicle of ongoing events pertaining to infectious diseases
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Hong Kong: Ko Wing-man: Very Concerned About the Middle East #Coronavirus
May 5, 2013
Food and the Secretary for the Bureau of Health, Ko Wing-man said, very concerned about the Middle East the past two days due to serious respiratory disease cases reported 10 novel coronavirus.From experts reflected in the analysis the novel coronavirus limited human-human transmission of evidence, more than the mainland evidence of limited human-human transmission of influenza A H7N9 avian influenza virus. Ko Wing Man today (May 5) evening told the media that so far related to the epidemiology of the novel coronavirus, not been able to clearly point out the animal source where this is a very different aspects of avian influenza A H7N9 virus. He said that for the H7N9 virus, the mainland has taken a very open attitude, the World of Health Health Organization and World Organization for Animal The Department of Health Organization, many experts have to travel to visit the Mainland, we concluded unanimously that live poultry markets as a source of the most obvious the.
Ko Wing-man considers it necessary to guard against avian influenza A H7N9 virus and the Middle East novel coronavirus.He reminded the public to go to the areas affected by the virus do have to be careful, avoid contact with live poultry or try to avoid the live poultry market environment, and do not touch wild animals. Comes to the adjustment of the wholesale price of live cattle, his day contact the NFH to understand event.The consultancy study survey conducted by the Government, the report has been completed, after the receipt of the report of the Food and Food Branch of the Bureau of Health, still have to study its contents, before the end of this year, the authorities should have a intention.