Wednesday 4 December 2013

Hong Kong to quarantine 17 people over bird flu case

Summary: Hong Kong will quarantine 17 people who are mostly relative of the employer of a Indonesian domestic helper who caught the deadly H7N9 bird flu and is in a critical condition after a visit to mainland china. The 17 had been tested negative but had been sent to a holiday village for surveillance. Research for vaccine had begin and eventually hope to roll out by late 2014. Hong Kong is especially alert to the spread of viruses after the SARS incident.

Opinion: I feel that it's right to quarantine those who had come in contact with the person carrying the virus even though being tested negative for it as they will never know when the virus will be positive on them and start spreading to other which may cause another similar incident like SARS.

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