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Monkeypox | MPs advocate monkeypox testing at gates, government is negotiating with drug manufacturers to purchase third-generation vaccines

2022-07-05T05:22:41.313Z

Cases of monkeypox have appeared in many parts of the world. In May this year, the government sent a letter to all doctors and private hospitals in Hong Kong, requesting the reporting of suspected cases. The authorities also announced the monkeypox contingency plan last month, which is divided into three categories: alert, severe and emergency.



Cases of monkeypox have appeared in many parts of the world. In May this year, the government sent a letter to all doctors and private hospitals in Hong Kong, requesting the reporting of suspected cases.

The authorities also announced the monkeypox contingency plan last month, which is divided into three levels: alert, severe and emergency, and will activate the plan in due course.


At a committee meeting of the Legislative Council today (5th), a number of members were concerned about the measures to prevent the importation of monkeypox cases in Hong Kong. Some suggested that the customs should refer to the importation practice of new coronary pneumonia, and increase the monkeypox test. They also suggested that the authorities should resume vaccination for the public. Cowpox vaccine to prevent infection with monkeypox.

The chief doctor (emergency response and project management) of the Department of Health, Fu Yuqing, said that the authorities are discussing with drug manufacturers to purchase the third-generation monkeypox vaccine as a pre- and post-exposure prevention. Currently, there are no plans to vaccinate the entire population.


Li Dongguo, a member of the NDP Election Committee, questioned at the meeting that there was not enough information about monkeypox on the government's website, and the citizens could not receive the information clearly. "How many of the 7 million citizens have actually browsed the website?" He also pointed out that the airport Whether the front-line personnel of the government have received training, and bluntly said that the authorities have only done elementary and superficial work.

Congressman Yang Yongjie said that people under the age of 45 have not been vaccinated against vaccinia, and they are worried that they do not have enough protection against monkeypox, and suggested that vaccinia vaccination should be resumed.

In the face of monkeypox and the new crown disease, the authorities should do a good job of preventing importation from outside and preventing rebound from inside.

For external defense imports, he suggested that not only a new crown test, but also a monkeypox test can be added at the gate.

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Zhuang Guorong, the chief assistant secretary-general of the Medical and Health Bureau, said that fever is a common disease of monkeypox and new coronary pneumonia. If a fever case occurs, it will be immediately sent to a public hospital for isolation.

The National Health and Health Commission has recently issued guidelines on entry arrangements for monkeypox, and the authorities may follow suit.

Fu Yuqing pointed out that the authorities are negotiating with pharmaceutical manufacturers to purchase the third-generation monkeypox vaccine, and there is currently no plan to vaccinate the entire population.

As for the detailed information such as the timetable and price of the vaccine, he said that since it is still in the negotiation process, relevant information cannot be disclosed.

▼Zhang Zhujun sent a letter to a private doctor titled "Beware of Monkeypox"▼


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Source: hk1

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