|(H7N9 Watch) Girl, 7, becomes first suspected HK patient
A seven-year-old girl, who had visited Shanghai and had contact with live poultry, is suspected to be infected with the killer H7N9 virus, Health Minister Ko Wing-man said today.
She is in quarantine and tests will be conducted.
This comes as Hong Kong marked the 10th anniversary of epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), whcih began in China.
Ko also said the government will follow standard guidelines in responding to detections of the H7 or H5 avian flu viruses in local poultry.
As for border protection, he said more staff will be deployed to monitor the body temperature of arrivals.
This comes as Hong Kong maks the
The 2002-2003 epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) started in China and killed about one-tenth of the 8,000 it infected.