International Health Regulations (2005) facilitate communication for in-flight contacts of a Middle East respiratory syndrome case, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2014

Authors

  • Kwok-ming Poon Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China); Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Miu-ling Wong Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China; Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Yiu-hong Leung Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Ka-wai Sin Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • May-kei Liza To Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)
  • Shuk-kwan Chuang Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.1.002

Abstract

A Hong Kong tour group has contacted a MERS case in a flight from Qatar to Austria. Communications under IHR (2005) have enabled efficient collaboration between health authorities across continents and our well-established preparedness plan of MERS has also ensured risk-based management in the emergency responses.

Author Biography

Kwok-ming Poon, Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR (China); Field Epidemiology Training Programme, Hong Kong SAR (China)

Medical Officer

Hong Kong FETP

Centre for Health Protection

Department of Health

Hong Kong

Published

26-03-2015

How to Cite

Poon, K.- ming, Wong, M.- ling, Leung, Y.- hong, Sin, K.- wai, To, M.- kei L., & Chuang, S.- kwan. (2015). International Health Regulations (2005) facilitate communication for in-flight contacts of a Middle East respiratory syndrome case, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2014. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2015.6.1.002

Issue

Section

Case Report / Case Series