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    [Source: RTHK, full text: (LINK).]


    Hong Kong confirms first case of H7N9

    02-12-2013


    Hong Kong has confirmed its first human case of H7N9 bird flu. It is understood that the patient, who is being treated in Queen Mary Hospital, had visited the mainland and had been in contact with poultry. The Health Secretary, Ko Wing-man, is due to give further details tonight. So far about 140 human cases of H7N9 have been reported on the mainland, with 45 fatalities.


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    Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

    [Source: Ifeng/Xinhua, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


    Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 infection

    At 23:37 on December 2, 2013 / Source: People's Daily


    Hong Kong on December 2, according to Hong Kong media reports today, the first human infection of H7N9 in Hong Kong appears avian flu cases, the patient is being treated at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong.

    It is understood that the patient is a foreign domestic helper, she visited the mainland, and contact with poultry.

    In addition, the Hong Kong SAR Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man tonight at the "Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan Serious Response Level Steering Committee meeting." And held a press conference at around 23:00, introduce patient details. (Cao Haiyang)


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    • #3
      Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

      [Source: RTHK, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


      First Confirmed H7N9 patient seeked treatment at private clinics in Tuen Mun


      2-12-13


      Hong Kong confirms first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza cases, the patient was a 36-year-old Indian commission visited the mainland, the Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man, said the patient visited private clinics in Tuen Mun, the authorities will track patient contact or who had visited the place, including clinics, if the public authorities have questions you can call the hotline.

      Patients cough on [Nov] 21, 25-26 Hyuga private doctor, the 27th shortness of breath admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on the 29th to the intensive care unit, the 30th since deteriorated and transferred to Queen Mary Hospital.

      Ko Wing-man said the patient received two preliminary tests, the results were negative, but then again undergo a test tonight 8-9 when diagnosed infections. Patients originally had medical illness, follow-up appointments at Tuen Mun Hospital, when this admission, X-ray lung shadows.


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        Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

        FluTrackers H7N9 Case List:

        http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...04&postcount=1
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        Shine upon you,
        All love surround you,
        And the pure light within you
        Guide your way on."

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        Mohandas Gandhi

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          Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

          Originally posted by Giuseppe Michieli View Post
          Ko Wing-man said the patient received two preliminary tests, the results were negative, but then again undergo a test tonight 8-9 when diagnosed infections. Patients originally had medical illness, follow-up appointments at Tuen Mun Hospital, when this admission, X-ray lung shadows.


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          I wonder how many others have tested negative but were actually true cases?
          "May the long time sun
          Shine upon you,
          All love surround you,
          And the pure light within you
          Guide your way on."

          "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
          Aristotle

          “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
          Mohandas Gandhi

          Be the light that is within.

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          • #6
            Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

            [Source: RTHK, full page: (LINK).]


            Hong Kong confirms first case of H7N9

            03-12-2013


            Hong Kong has confirmed its first human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu.

            The Health Secretary Ko Wing-man said she is a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper who has a history of travelling to Shenzhen, buying a chicken and slaughtering it to eat. She is in critical condition in Queen Mary Hospital.

            So far about 140 human cases of H7N9 have been reported on the mainland, with 45 fatalities.


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            • #7
              Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

              Shenzhen is in Guangdong province. Please also see:

              China - Guangdong - Expert: risk of sporadic cases of human infection with H7N9 will significantly increase in the next few months November 22

              China - Guangdong - Guangzhou: number of hospital visits jumped for diarrhea November 19

              China - Guangdong - Guangzhou: hundreds of admissions at pediatric hospital, majority have diarrhea November 6

              China - Guangdong - Shenzhen has not yet found H7N9 cases November 6

              H7N9, China: One new case confirmed in Guangdong (RTHK, November 5 2013)

              China - Pediatric flu patients increasing as of October 21 in Dongguan, Guangdong province November 5

              China- Guangdong - Maoming: flu outbreak in schools - seasonal flu according to City CDC October 31

              China - Guangdong - Shenzhen: rising number of children with cold, cough, fever October 26
              "May the long time sun
              Shine upon you,
              All love surround you,
              And the pure light within you
              Guide your way on."

              "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
              Aristotle

              “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
              Mohandas Gandhi

              Be the light that is within.

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              • #8
                Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                [Source: RTHK, full text in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


                SFH called on the public to be vigilant, but no cause for undue worry

                2-12-13


                For the first case of H7N9 bird flu occurred in Hong Kong infections, four relatives of the patient have mild symptoms, infection and Director of the Centre HKU infectious Ho Pak-leung said he believes this is an [imported] case from the Mainland, family members of patients have mild symptoms need attention, but according to epidemiological analysis, has not identified H7N9 virus easily from person to person, urged the public to be vigilant, but no cause for undue worry.

                For mainland so far this year of 139 confirmed cases of H7N9 avian influenza, two cases in Guangdong Province, Ho Pak-leung said the birds spread the virus, it is possible from the mainland north to Central, South and even moved to Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

                Ho Pak-leung said, no effective vaccine can prevent human infection of bird flu, but still encourage people to get a flu vaccine, to reduce the chance of illness, reduce outpatient and inpatient needs, so that authorities can more avian influenza and pneumococcal surveillance of infectious diseases.


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                • #9
                  Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                  [Source: Ifeng / People’s Daily, full page in Chinese: (LINK). Automatic translation.]


                  First confirmed Hong Kong H7N9 patient visited Shenzhen, slaughtered chickens

                  At 00:16 on December 3, 2013 / Source: People's Daily


                  Hong Kong, Dec. 2 People Daily (Guo Xiaotong) of the HKSAR Government tonight that the Hong Kong confirmed the first case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza, the patient was a foreign domestic helpers, the situation is critical.

                  The patient visited last month in Shenzhen, slaughtering chickens, have all been in contact with family members rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong, four of whom had mild symptoms.

                  HKSAR Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man presided over the evening Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan Serious Response Level Steering Committee meeting before that Hong Kong has increased to the severity of the alert level and pause Shenzhen three registered farms supply of live chickens in Hong Kong.

                  Ko Wing-man said as being only one case, and patients have a clear history, so initially classified as imported cases.


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                  • #10
                    Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                    China: 34 H7N9 positive test results from animals Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Services: October 2013 dated 27-Nov-13


                    Found 3 positive samples in animals from Guangdong province.
                    "May the long time sun
                    Shine upon you,
                    All love surround you,
                    And the pure light within you
                    Guide your way on."

                    "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                    Aristotle

                    “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                    Mohandas Gandhi

                    Be the light that is within.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                      [Source: Government of Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).]


                      Human H7N9 case confirmed

                      December 02, 2013


                      Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has confirmed the first human case of avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong, affecting a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper. She is in critical condition.

                      Speaking to the media after chairing the Steering Committee on Avian Influenza meeting tonight, he said the patient was in Shenzhen last month, and had been in contact with poultry there.

                      She fell ill on November 21 and was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on November 27. She was transferred to Queen Mary Hospital on November 30. Her close contacts have minor symptoms and are being isolated in Princess Margaret Hospital.

                      Dr Ko said the Government has raised the response level from 'alert' to 'serious' under its preparedness plan for influenza pandemic, and the Centre for Health Protection is looking for the patient’s friend who travelled with her to Shenzhen.

                      The Government has suspended the import of live chickens from three Shenzhen farms, and has notified Mainland authorities and the World Health Organisation about the case.

                      The Hospital Authority will strengthen anti-infection measures, and will limit hospital visiting hours.

                      The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department will ensure safety and cleaning measures at local markets, and the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department will inspect local chicken farms to tighten infection control.


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                      • #12
                        Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                        [Source: Government of Hong Kong PRC SAR, full page: (LINK).]


                        SFH on confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9)


                        Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after chairing a meeting of the Steering Committee on Serious Response Level under the Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic last night (December 2):

                        Secretary for Food and Health:

                        ‘’We have just confirmed the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong.

                        ‘’The victim is a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper. She has a history of travelling to Shenzhen, buying a chicken, slaughtering and eating the chicken. She is now in critical condition at Queen Mary Hospital.

                        ‘’Her home contacts will be admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital for isolation and testing.

                        ‘’We have also escalated the response level of our Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic to "Serious".

                        ‘’The Hospital Authority will strengthen its infectious control measures, including limiting the visiting hours as well as other measures.

                        ‘’The Centre for Health Protection will continue its work on contact tracing.

                        ‘’The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will ensure strict adherence to biosafety measures and cleansing arrangement by the live chicken stalls in the markets.

                        ‘’The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department will conduct visits to all local chicken farms and ensure the infection control measures in the poultry wholesale market (are in place).

                        ‘’We have notified the Mainland authority and will notify the World Health Organization according to the established procedures. We have an understanding with the relevant department of the Central People's Government that we will suspend the import of live chickens from the three registered chicken farms in Shenzhen.’’

                        Reporter:

                        (On assessment on human-to-human transmission of avian influenza A(H7N9))

                        Secretary for Food and Health:

                        ‘’It depends very much on the investigation or testing results of the close contacts of this particular patient, who is the first patient so far in Hong Kong.

                        ‘’I am sure that this part of the investigation results will be available very soon, the earliest by tomorrow.’’

                        (Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)


                        Ends/Tuesday, December 3, 2013
                        Issued at HKT 01:43
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                          Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                          Hong Kong's first case of H7N9 bird flu virus confirmed

                          PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2013, 1:28am
                          UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 December, 2013, 1:32am
                          Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

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                          The 36-year-old patient is in a critical condition in Queen Mary Hospital, Pok Fu Lam, with severe pneumonia and breathing with the help of an artificial lung.

                          The live-in helper works for a couple with two children, and all four were said to have minor flu symptoms and were under observation in quarantine at Princess Margaret Hospital.

                          Secretary of the Food and Health Bureau Dr Ko Wing-man said: "Since the helper had travelled to Shenzhen, where she had killed and cooked a live chicken, we believe it is a case imported [from the mainland]."

                          Health officials are looking for a second person who accompanied the helper to Shenzhen on November 17.

                          The helper developed flu symptoms four days later. She was first treated at Tuen Mun Hospital, but was transferred to Queen Mary last Wednesday.

                          Ko said two earlier tests for the virus came back negative, but a third test last night confirmed she had contracted H7N9.

                          He added that the risk of human-to-human transmission could not be ascertained yet, but he activated the city's three-level response system set up to deal with a potential flu pandemic.
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                          http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371483/hong-kongs-first-case-h7n9-bird-flu-virus-confirmed
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                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                          -Nelson Mandela

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                          • #14
                            Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                            Translation Google

                            Secretary for Food and Health  confirmed on Hong Kong's first human infection with avian influenza A (H7N9) cases
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                            The following is the Secretary for Food and Health KO presided yesterday (December 2) night Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan Serious Response Level Steering Committee met with the press conference transcript:

                            Reporter: Are there risks of large-scale community outbreak?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: For this case, we certainly still need further investigation, for example for people who have close contact with the patient (check). I just said that some of them (household contacts) mild symptoms, we will quickly test for these people as soon as possible.Centre for Health Protection before further investigation, we do not quite determine the risk to human transmission of the current extent, being only one of these cases. As I said earlier, because the patient had a clear history that ever went to Shenzhen, slaughtering chickens, so it may be an imported case.

                            Reporter: Before Dongguan farm H7 virus found, in fact, at present the patient had traveled to Shenzhen, but only suspended three farms of chickens to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, is it enough? Other chickens from the Mainland market situation is normal? Patients had to Shenzhen which markets?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: the moment we have yet been able to grasp clearly the information displayed in Shenzhen, where the patient had been to this reason, we pause for chickens to Hong Kong, Shenzhen within three games of chickens to Hong Kong is actually a preventive measure.

                            Reporter: (about tracking contacts with patients who have a condition)

                            Secretary for Food and Health: I would like to add some, I hope you understand that we have today (December 2) 8:00 pm - 9:00 when diagnosed (the case ), but we very much hope that the transparency of information as far as possible, so we quickly hold this meeting and then announce to you as soon as possible. But in this case, I hope you understand that some of you are asking the question, we may not be able to reply immediately. Just ask some questions about the center CHP will be a lot of public health and epidemiological investigations, for example, another in Shenzhen, together with the patient whereabouts of persons; we need to identify the patient in the past several days have contacts who have visited the place, (and prepare) list. We can tell you that when there is further information, we'll inform you as soon as possible.

                            Reporter: Which patients visited private clinics?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: As I mentioned earlier, in fact, initially (patients) may not suffer from the disease of consciousness is so serious, so Xianxiang private doctor. The private clinics, as well as patients who had contact with the patient, but also CHP who need to make some contacts to track.

                            Reporter: Who is that four family members?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: temporarily only say that they are members of the family (patient services), until we grasp the details and then tell you.

                            Reporter: What are their symptoms?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: upper respiratory system symptoms.

                            Reporter: (patient of that name) friend is Indonesian nationals or Hong Kong?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: As I explained earlier, we are still looking for some information, if you need detailed information on every aspect, we may have to wait for further investigation, the outcome will be announced as soon as possible.

                            Reporter: Why are they the first two tests were negative, symptoms will appear hidden problem?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: Not so, any pathology, especially bacteria or virology samples, we can not say that all the samples taken from the patient will certainly be positive, because the patient will depend on the stage of illness, and then his possession the amount of virus, etc., so this is a normal situation, not necessarily each test can check out.

                            Reporter: After the patients had symptoms for some time been to different clinics, and even in hospital, but did not find that there may be some risks, such as health care workers infected?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: Contact Center CHP conducted tracking included everyone, that is, this time, from the patient before disease onset or her contact with people who have been to places she visited, including clinics and hospitals that may come into contact with people, we also need to be included in the list of contact tracing. In this Incidentally, do not rule out that some people worry that such patients over this period of time to which hospital or clinic, some people may be left at that time went to those places, will have a chance (of infection). If they want to get further information, we will arrange hotline colleagues will later provide to us (hotline) number. If the public on the matter in doubt, we will provide a hotline, when he provided us with information, we will contact with him, and for him to analyze the situation.

                            Reporter: (circumstances of the patients)

                            Secretary for Food and Health: I have already made ​​it clear that the patient is in critical condition.

                            Reporter: (circumstances of the patients)

                            Secretary for Food and Health: I have said very clearly in my earlier speech, the patient appeared in the November 27 shortness of breath, and then admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital. I believe that the information provided to you tonight, I hope you understand that we want to let everyone know that there is some information as soon as possible, and we really need, whether clinical or epidemiological aspects may also want to investigate further. the CHP and the hospital has a lot of work behind the scenes, if more further news, we come to that announcement. I believe the explanation today, we have tried to be exhaustive.

                            Reporter: her family has revealed why she suddenly to Shenzhen?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: Unknown.

                            Reporter: At present three stop live chickens to Hong Kong farms, the number of chickens to Hong Kong's chicken stalls input?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: I believe that these data can be provided to you later.

                            Reporter: epidemiological tracking needs to be long?

                            Secretary for Food and Health: This is a question we can not answer immediately, how many days you want, depending on how many people had contact with the patient, because if she had contact with many people, we also track longer required. (Please also refer to the English portion of the transcript.)

                            http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201312/03/P201312030053.htm
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                              Re: Hong Kong confirms first human case of H7N9 (RTHK, December 2 2013)

                              Video: HK Officials Seeking Traveling Companion Of H7N9 Patient





                              # 8032

                              We’ve a short video of Dr. Ko Wing-Man addressing the press regarding the H7N9 patient currently in Critical condition in a Hong Kong hospital, with an added complication to the story – in addition to isolating and testing several close contacts with flu-like symptoms - they are also looking for the woman’s traveling companion who went with her to Shenzhen last month.

                              Click this link, or the graphic below to watch the 4 minute video.

                              Human H7N9 case confirmed

                              December 02, 2013
                              Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man has confirmed the first human case of avian influenza H7N9 in Hong Kong, affecting a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper. She is in critical condition.

                              Speaking to the media after chairing the Steering Committee on Avian Influenza meeting tonight, he said the patient was in Shenzhen last month, and had been in contact with poultry there.
                              She fell ill on November 21 and was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital on November 27. She was transferred to Queen Mary Hospital on November 30. Her close contacts have minor symptoms and are being isolated in Princess Margaret Hospital.
                              Dr Ko said the Government has raised the response level from 'alert' to 'serious' under its preparedness plan for influenza pandemic, and the Centre for Health Protection is looking for the patient’s friend who travelled with her to Shenzhen.
                              The Government has suspended the import of live chickens from three Shenzhen farms, and has notified Mainland authorities and the World Health Organisation about the case.
                              The Hospital Authority will strengthen anti-infection measures, and will limit hospital visiting hours.
                              The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department will ensure safety and cleaning measures at local markets, and the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department will inspect local chicken farms to tighten infection control.
                              Posted by Michael Coston at <a class="timestamp-link" href="http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2013/12/hk-officials-seeking-traveling.html" rel="bookmark" title="permanent link"><abbr class="published" itemprop="datePublished" title="2013-12-02T13:24:00-05:00">1:24 PM</abbr> No comments: Links to this post
                              Labels: H7N9, Hong Kong

                              Transcript Of Remarks By Dr. Ko Wing-Man On Hong Kong’s H7N9 Case





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                              http://www.info.gov.hkhas posted the following transcript of remarks made by Dr. Ko Wing-man to reporters after chairing a meeting of the Steering Committee in discussions over the detection of an imported case of H7N9 in Hong Kong.

                              SFH on confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9)
                              Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after chairing a meeting of the Steering Committee on Serious Response Level under the Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic last night (December 2):

                              Secretary for Food and Health: We have just confirmed the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong. The victim is a 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper. She has a history of travelling to Shenzhen, buying a chicken, slaughtering and eating the chicken. She is now in critical condition at Queen Mary Hospital. Her home contacts will be admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital for isolation and testing.
                              We have also escalated the response level of our Preparedness Plan for Influenza Pandemic to "Serious". The Hospital Authority will strengthen its infectious control measures, including limiting the visiting hours as well as other measures. The Centre for Health Protection will continue its work on contact tracing. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will ensure strict adherence to biosafety measures and cleansing arrangement by the live chicken stalls in the markets.
                              The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department will conduct visits to all local chicken farms and ensure the infection control measures in the poultry wholesale market (are in place).

                              We have notified the Mainland authority and will notify the World Health Organization according to the established procedures. We have an understanding with the relevant department of the Central People's Government that we will suspend the import of live chickens from the three registered chicken farms in Shenzhen.
                              Reporter: (On assessment on human-to-human transmission of avian influenza A(H7N9))

                              Secretary for Food and Health: It depends very much on the investigation or testing results of the close contacts of this particular patient, who is the first patient so far in Hong Kong. I am sure that this part of the investigation results will be available very soon, the earliest by tomorrow.

                              (Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
                              Ends/Tuesday, December 3, 2013
                              Issued at HKT 01:43

                              You’ll find earlier posts on this newly announced case below:
                              HK Gov Confirmation Of H7N9 Case

                              Dr. Ko Wing-man On Hong Kong H7N9 Case

                              Posted by Michael Coston at <a class="timestamp-link" href="http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2013/12/transcript-of-remarks-by-dr-ko-wing-man.html" rel="bookmark" title="permanent link"><abbr class="published" itemprop="datePublished" title="2013-12-02T12:59:00-05:00">12:59 PM</abbr>
                              "May the long time sun
                              Shine upon you,
                              All love surround you,
                              And the pure light within you
                              Guide your way on."

                              "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                              Aristotle

                              “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                              Mohandas Gandhi

                              Be the light that is within.

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