Thu, Jun 14, 2007 - Page 4 News List

Health authorities confirm a second case of measles


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.

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