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Ebola, Zika alert level stood down

The Government today announced the standing down of the Alert Response Level under the preparedness and response plans for both the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Zika Virus Infection (ZVI) with immediate effect.   The Alert Response Level for EVD and ZVI, the lowest level under the three-tier preparedness plans, was activated in July 2019 and March 2016 respectively.   As both viral haemorrhagic fever including EVD and ZVI are statutorily notifiable infectious diseases in Hong Kong, suspected or confirmed cases must be promptly notified for investigation, control and surveillance. This remains effective after the standing down of the Alert Response Level.   The Department of Health will issue letters to doctors and hospitals about the update.   Additionally, the Government will continue to monitor the global and local situation of communicable diseases to review and update the response level at suitable times based on the latest developments and risk assessments.