Few places may be as well prepared for a monkeypox outbreak as Hong Kong, whose public health defences have been sharpened by encounters with bird flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome, swine flu and Covid-19. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Few places may be as well prepared for a monkeypox outbreak as Hong Kong, whose public health defences have been sharpened by encounters with bird flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome, swine flu and Covid-19. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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Measured response to first Hong Kong monkeypox case

  • The city has a well-organised plan to deal with infectious diseases, so there is no need to panic over a single occurrence of an illness that is not easily spread and seldom fatal

Few places may be as well prepared for a monkeypox outbreak as Hong Kong, whose public health defences have been sharpened by encounters with bird flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome, swine flu and Covid-19. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
Few places may be as well prepared for a monkeypox outbreak as Hong Kong, whose public health defences have been sharpened by encounters with bird flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome, swine flu and Covid-19. Photo: Yik Yeung-man
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