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13 Jan 2013

Hong Kong, Secretary for Food and Health on seasonal influenza situation in USA (January 13 2013)

[Source: Government of Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).]

SFH on seasonal influenza

Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending a public function this afternoon (January 13):

Secretary for Food and Health:

We are very concerned about recent reports on the increase of cases of seasonal influenza in the United States, as well as the increase of mortality rate. I would like to appeal to Hong Kong citizens to adhere to good personal hygiene. If they have not received the influenza vaccination, please consider doing so, particularly for children, the elderly, as well as those with chronic diseases. Thank you.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)


Ends/Sunday, January 13, 2013
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