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[Wuhan Undiagnosed Pneumonia] Hong Kong Increases Response Level to 'Severe'

2019-nCoV Special
[China News]     06 Jan 2020
On January 4, Hong Kong government identified the recent emergence of unknown pneumonia in mainland, Wuhan, as "a new type of infectious disease of public health importance" and initiated a serious contingency mechanism with a medium impact on public health. Two Hong Kong residents treated for unexplained pneumonia in isolation at Margaret Hospital (pictured: Wiki Shared Resources; author: Baycres...

On January 4, Hong Kong government identified the recent emergence of unknown pneumonia in mainland, Wuhan, as "a new type of infectious disease of public health importance" and initiated a serious contingency mechanism with a medium impact on public health.

[Wuhan Undiagnosed Pneumonia] Hong Kong Increases Response Level to 'Severe'

Two Hong Kong residents treated for unexplained pneumonia in isolation at Margaret Hospital (pictured: Wiki Shared Resources; author: Baycrest, CCBY-SA2.5)


An outbreak of unexplained pneumonia in the city of wuhan in hubei province increased to 44 cases as of january 3. Since december 31, hong kong has received seven patients who have been to wuhan with unexplained pneumonia. In response to the current tensions, the Department of Health of Hong Kong launched a contingency mechanism on Thursday to upgrade the contingency level from "alert" to "serious" and to list pneumonia as a "new type of infectious disease of public health importance ". TW Disease Control Department carried out boarding quarantine on TW direct flights in Wuhan. The CDC said on Wednesday it had carried out seven flights. Six of the passengers had mild fever but had no history of contact. After assessment, they returned home to rest.

Combined with the Hong Kong media, on January 4, Hong Kong government identified the recent emergence of unknown pneumonia in mainland, Wuhan, as "a new type of infectious disease that is important to public health ", and initiated a serious contingency mechanism with a medium impact on public health.

According to the report, the mechanism was established by authoris to deal with infectious diseases, with three contingency levels, followed by alertness, severity and emergency.

Speeder said that the new infectious disease refers to "any infectious disease caused by a pathogen not previously known to cause human disease ", but because of its characteristics or changes, humans are also infected regardless of its ability to spread effectively between people.

Speaker said the disease could spread internationally and lead to public health emergencies. Current cases of cases of toxicity pneumonia in wuhan could be considered a "new type of infectious disease of public health importance ".

Speaking on the official hong kong radio program this morning, the secretary for food and health of hong kong, mr. chen, said there had been seven suspected cases in the region. The patients had been to wuhan but not to the vegetable market.

Chen said the patient was not infected with severe pneumonia. Four of them were in stable condition and had been discharged from hospital. She also stressed that the hong kong government has communication with the national health and health commission, if necessary, will not rule out sending staff to wuhan to understand the situation, but the temporary communication mechanism is effective.


Health Protection Centre to expand monitoring

In response to the outbreak in Wuhan, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of Hong Kong has expanded its surveillance of suspected cases of returning to Hong Kong in Hong Kong by referring them to public hospitals for follow-up only if fever and symptoms of acute respiratory tract infection or pneumonia have been detected earlier and have visited the market or seafood market in Wuhan within 14 days prior to the onset of the disease.

A press release issued by the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) indicated that the port hygiene measures had been strengthened and an additional infrared thermal imager had been added to the airport since yesterday to monitor the temperature of passengers arriving on flights from Wuhan City and to provide additional manpower at the Kowloon West Rail Station to monitor the temperature of incoming passengers. Any symptoms and travel history will be referred to public hospitals for quarantine treatment and follow-up. Yesterday, we wrote to doctors and private hospitals across the territory to call for greater attention and compliance with surveillance cases.


TW Department for Disease Control and Quarantine

TW has also strengthened prevention, control and quarantine of unexplained pneumonia. TW Department of Disease Control said on January 3 that since December 31,2007, boarding and quarantine on a direct inbound flight from Wuhan has been carried out on seven flights for a total of 633 passengers and crew.

Of these,6 had mild symptoms and returned home to rest,1 had been diagnosed as influenza,1 had flu,1 had flu,1 had fever, and 2 had been continuously followed up by the local government health bureau. But they didn`t go to Wuhan`s South China Seafood Market, most of them just from Wuhan.

Mr zhuang, deputy director of the disease control department, told a journallist meeting this morning that the chinese side had initially identified the disease as toxi city pneumonia, which had ruled out influenza, avian influenza and adenovirus, but could not rule out a possible coronavirus mutation.

Mr Chuang said coronavirus-induced symptoms could be as mild as colds or severe as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS), which need to be clarified by subsequent tests.

Since there is no obvious human or medical infection in the current outbreak in Wuhan, Zhuang Renxiang said the focus of the follow-up observation is that China has 121 close contacts, and if these people have a persistent disease or medical infection, it may represent a risk of community transmission. TW will also send people to the local area to understand the situation in response to the assessment, such as setting up an epidemic command center, considering direct flights to other areas outside Wuhan for boarding quarantine, or with the consent of the Chinese side.

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