"We telephoned parents of the 80 children who may have been in close contact
with the child.
''We believe Japan's experience will be useful so we would like to continue to keep close contact
, including with President-elect Obama's administration, and cooperate in whatever way we can.''
About 450 close contacts
- anyone who has had more than 8 hours contact at conversational distance with Mr Allan since last November - have been identified and are being contacted by letter.
It also noted that donning PPE was essential when in close contact
with a patient showing symptoms of Ebola.
Of the seven people who had been in close contact
with Ma, none have exhibited any abnormal symptoms.
"We are in close contact
with our Chinese partners as well as the Americans", and all participants in the frozen six-party talks process seeking peace on the peninsula, he added.
For each close contact
, before quarantine, a pharyngeal swab specimen was collected for reverse transcription PCR testing, regardless of symptoms.
Professor Sam Ramaiah, director of public health, said: "The chance of catching TB is small as it is usually passed between family members after close contact
for a prolonged period of time."
LAMBING RISKS Pregnant women are warned to avoid close contact
with sheep during the lambing season.
Dr Syed Ahmed, consultant in public health medicine for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: "Close contacts
of the women will be offered screening depending on the length and type of contact they have had with them.
"The Welsh Assembly Government is in close contact
SARS is primarily spread by close contact
with infected people, direct contact with ejected droplets of infected bodily fluids through sneezing or hand contact with infected settled droplets on furniture and fixture surfaces.