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DAB responded to Hong Kong's first imported case of monkeypox

September 6, 2022

The first imported case of monkeypox was found in Hong Kong. A man who had travelled to the United States and Canada arrived in Hong Kong from the Philippines, developed symptoms at a quarantine hotel yesterday (on the 5th). He was tested and confirmed to be infected and was sent to Queen Mary Hospital.

DAB Health Services spokesperson Edward Leung urged the government to take follow up actions properly to alleviate public concern, and made the following recommendations:

1. Enhance public promotion about monkeypox and follow up actions

2. Ensure that vaccines will arrive in Hong Kong within this month as scheduled

3. Raise awareness of frontline medical officers to avoid delays in treatment

Media enquiry:

LegCo Member and DAB Health Services Spokesperson Edward Leung (96650660)


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