Another avian flu exercise

According to the Peoples Daily Online, Hong Kong has just held an avian flu exercise.

220 players from 30 departments and organizations took part.

The scenario involved a Hong Kong resident who developed flu symptoms after visiting a third country.

The exercise tracked that way that:

– the patient was taken to hospital and the diagnosis confirmed
– epidemiological investigation and contact tracing started
– the HK Emergency Preparedness plan for Influenza Pandemic was activated
– the HK Chief Executive called a high level steering committee.

The Chief Executive said later: “After todays experience, we will be able to respond to any outbreak in a more timely and appropriate manner”.

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