Bird Flu

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

Wwhile Sars may now seem a distant memory, we forget the lessons of it at our peril. We should heed the reminder sounded by the emergence of a new Sars-like virus and confirmation that the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus has infected two young adults and killed one of them in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province.