Hong Kong’s first bird flu crisis began in March 1997, when close to 7,000 chickens on three rural farms were wiped out by an H5 strain. To contain the outbreak, the Hong Kong government ordered a mass slaughter of all poultry. Overall, the first outbreak led to 18 confirmed cases of H5N1 in humans what. 6 deaths in The decision to slaughter the chicken was controversial at the time. Poor coordination and inefficiency, the first cull and damaged the Hong Kong government … Read more »

Hong Kong’s first bird flu crisis began in March 1997, when close to 7,000 chickens on three rural farms were wiped out by an H5 strain. To contain the outbreak, the Hong Kong government ordered a mass slaughter of all poultry. Overall, the first outbreak led to 18 confirmed cases of H5N1 in humans what. 6 deaths in The decision to slaughter the chicken was controversial at the time. Poor coordination and inefficiency, the first cull and the Hong Kong government’s credibility damaged. The crisis put pressure on the board Chairman, Mr Tung Chee-wah, to find new solutions to curb bird flu. Against the background of the first bird flu crisis, the environment and nutrition Bureau and the Hong Kong government has repeatedly bird flu outbreaks May 2001, and February 2002. With the resurgence of bird flu, there is an opportunity for the Government of Hong Kong to show the public how it learned to cope with the ongoing crises.
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Gilbert Wong,
Millie Kwan,
Mary Ho
Source: University of Hong Kong
18 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 22, 2002. Prod #: HKU232-PDF-ENG
Learning from “Bird Flu”: How the Government of Hong Kong with a crisis HBR case solution Learnt Deal

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