Thu, Jun 14, 2007 - Page 4 News List

Health authorities confirm a second case of measles

STAFF WRITER , WITH CNA

A Taipei County resident has developed measles after a recent visit to Japan, the second overseas measles infection this year, health officials said on Tuesday.

The patient, a 26-year-old woman living in Banciao (板橋), is a Chinese national who has not been vaccinated against measles, county health officials said.

The woman visited Japan with her Taiwanese husband in mid-May, when she probably contracted the disease as Japan has been affected by a measles outbreak since last month, they said.

The patient is receiving treatment in an isolation ward at a local hospital, while officials are contacting other members of the woman's tour group, they said.

This story has been viewed 2702 times.

Comments will be moderated. Keep comments relevant to the article. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Taipei Times.

TOP top