• Ebola and Employer Obligations
  • December 5, 2014 | Authors: Duncan A. W. Abate; Hong Tran
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown JSM - Hong Kong Office
  • The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (“Ebola”) in West Africa has received considerable media attention as it begins to spread outside of Africa. In August 2014, the Government of Hong Kong confirmed that Ebola is grouped under Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (“VHF”), which is one of the notifiable diseases under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (“PCDO”). This means medical practitioners are under a statutory obligation to notify the Director of Health of any suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.