SFH on bird flu and seasonal flu

     Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, after attending a public function today (January 22):

Reporter: As the Lunar New Year is coming, what measures would the Government take to combat avian flu and common flu?

Secretary for Food and Health: I am very concerned about the threat from avian influenza and seasonal influenza. Therefore, we have strengthened the surveillance of import and local poultry supply. On the other hand, I need to appeal to the general public that whenever they go to the Mainland or affected areas, please do not visit wet markets as well as get in touch with live poultry. 

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

Ends/Sunday, January 22, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:16