The Department of Health (DH) calls to the attention of all Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs) about the news of influenza below.
Accoring to the World Health Organization, many countries in North America, Europe, North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean have reported increasing influenza activity over the past weeks. In view of the upcoming influenza season in Hong Kong in the next few weeks, DH appeals to health care workers that they should be vaccinated against influenza as soon as possible and adopt preventive measures in order to avoid respiratory tract infection.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of DH has also issued a press release about the global and local influenza activities on 10 January 2013 (http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201301/10/P201301100582.htm). Besides, you may also view the Influenza Page of CHP's website (http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/14843.html) to learn the latest situation of influenza and the guidelines on infection control in the clinic setting (http://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/infection_control_measures_fori_influenza_pandemic_chinese_medicine_clinic_chinese_version_only_source_chinese_medicine_division_department_of_health.pdf)