24 February 2015
A Confirmed Case of Human Infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) virus


8.最少每日一次用適當的消毒劑清潔及消毒經常接觸的表面、傢俬物品、玩具、共用物品和地面(非金屬表面可把 1 份家用漂白水與 99 份清水混和清潔消毒,待乾後,用水清洗並抹乾,金屬表面即可用 70% 酒精清潔消毒)。


Check your child’s body temperature daily before sending him/her to school. To prevent outbreaks of influenza or other respiratory infections, children with fever and respiratory symptoms are strongly advised not to attend school till 48 hours after the fever has subsided.

To prevent avian influenza and other respiratory illnesses, please kindly remind your children to observe strict hand hygiene, avoid touching their mouth, nose or eyes and avoid visiting wet markets with live poultry or contacting poultry especially when travelling to H7N9 virus affected areas.

The following measures are also advised:
1. Avoid touching poultry/birds/animals or their droppings;
2. Wash hands thoroughly with liquid soap and water immediately in case of contact with poultry/birds/animals or their droppings;
3. Build up good body resistance and have a healthy lifestyle. This can be achieved through a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate rest, reducing stress and no smoking;
4. Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
5. Maintain good environmental hygiene;
6. Maintain good indoor ventilation;
7. Avoid going to crowded places with poor ventilation if feeling unwell;
8. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, furniture, commonly shared items and floor at least daily by using appropriate disinfectant (For non-metallic surface, disinfect with 1 part of household bleach in 99 parts of water, wait until dry and then rinse with water. For metallic surface, disinfect with 70% alcohol).

Students / staff with recent history of contact with poultry or history of visiting wet markets with live poultry in avian influenza affected areas, should wear a mask and consult doctors promptly if they have respiratory symptoms, and inform the doctor of their exposure history. The affected students / staff should avoid returning to the school.

Further information on avian influenza is available at the CHP website (http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/24244.html).