Hong Kong s alert system of infectious diseases has become more transparent following the SARS outbreak two years ago, says a Biology academic.
The monitoring work is doing very well. The news on virus is updated very often, said Dr Mak Nai-ki, a professor of the Hong Kong Baptist University.
The public s health awareness was low during SARS, but people are less ignorant now, he said.
Amid the current bird flu scare, Hong Kong people seemed to have generally realized the importance of using face masks, keeping high standards of public and personal hygiene and avoiding crowds.
As the bird flu threat approaches, how do people react to the scare? TYR has gathered these random responses: