Xinhua: SARS, bird flu to be included as occupational diseases in HK
SARS and bird flu will be included as occupational diseases in Hong Kong following an amendment to Hong Kong’s Employees Compensation Ordinance.
The move brings the total number of occupational diseases under the law to 48 in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong’s Labor Department said on Monday that the amendment provides better protection to employees, expediting the compensation process for those infected. Employees engaged in high-risk occupations involving close and frequent contact with SARS or Avian Influenza A infection will be covered.