Saturday, August 29, 2015   

Concern over mainland H7N9 cases
(01-22 14:18)

The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, says the government is concerned about the rising number of H7N9 bird flu cases on the mainland, with more than 40 confirmed since the beginning of the year.
Ko said experts are still trying to find out if the deadly virus is capable of spreading between humans, following the death of a doctor in Shanghai who isn't thought to have had recent contact with poultry, RTHK reports.
Ko said the introduction of serological tests on poultry imports from Friday will help the administration to assess the situation.
Ko also expressed caution over the suggestion that charges at accident and emergency departments should be increased to tackle the high number of people attending. He said the government had to consider how much people can afford.
   
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