The SARS outbreak of 2003 had put Hong Kong on the frontline of global health crisis, but the city handled it successfully and that handling could offer lessons for those now battling Ebola.
Starting Tuesday, Hong Kong officials began culling 20,000 chickens.
The first case of H7N9 in Hong Kong has died this past Thursday.
Hong Kong announced its first confirmed case of the bird flu in a 36-year-old worker.
A 66-year-old Hong Kong man who went to the doctor's office to see about a stomach ache got the shock of his life when he was told he was actually a woman.
Hong Kong experienced a surge in the number of new HIV infections in 2012. The city's Health Department on Wednesday announced that there has been the number of new HIV infections rose by 17 percent last year.