Title: #HK, #H7N9 #avian #flu #threat mainly from the neighboring #China provinces, #expert.
Subject: Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, widespread poultry epizootics in China, as well as increased number of human infections.
Source: RTHK, full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.
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Hong Kong, H7N9 avian flu threat mainly from the neighboring China provinces, expert
2017-02-15 HKT 19:23
Hong Kong, a professor of biology at the University of Hong Kong, said that as a result of the fact that many Hong Kong people went to the Mainland every day, they had access to H7N9 avian influenza virus in the market or exposed to live birds.
In the past one month, there were 49 cases of H7N9 infection [in neighboring province]. Hong Kong reported 4 imported cases, so that the current threat to Hong Kong mainly comes from the Mainland.
He said that according to experience when the market infection rate among live poultry rises above 5%, there are opportunities for human infection cases, the mainland market to detect avian influenza environmental pollution rate, has reached 10%, on behalf of people into the market and infected Opportunity is greatly increased.
In the area of preventive measures, Mr Kwong Kwok-wong thinks that the most important thing is education because there are still a lot of Hong Kong people who buy live chickens and live poultry in the Mainland market.
In addition, it is necessary to enhance the awareness of farm workers, because they can also bring the virus back to Hong Kong through the Mainland market.
Keywords: HK PRC SAR; Updates; China; Guangdong; H7N9; Human; Poultry.