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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hong Kong : Influenza response level lowered from "Serious" to "Alert"

From Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection :

" The Government today (December 8) lowered the influenza response level under the Framework of Government's Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic from "Serious" to "Alert".

The influenza response level was raised from "Alert" to "Serious" on November 17, upon detection of a human case of influenza A (H5) involving a 59-year-old woman.

A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health said the CHP had stepped up surveillance and epidemiological investigation since then. Close contacts of the patient have been traced and placed under quarantine.

Three weeks of strengthened surveillance have passed and no secondary spread or further case of avian influenza was detected during the period.

"The human case of influenza A (H5) was classified as an imported sporadic infection. The patient is now in stable condition under the management of Princess Margaret Hospital," the spokesman said."

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