Baby girl confirmed infected with measles, 2nd imported case of 2017

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/15
By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 15 (CNA) An 11-month-old baby girl has been confirmed as being infected with measles, the second imported case of measles infection this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

The baby, who had not been inoculated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and had been to Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia with her family in mid-February, developed symptoms of fever, diarrhea, Koplik’s spots and rash on March 5, according to the CDC.

She was diagnosed with suspected viral pneumonia on March 9 and hospitalized, the agency said, noting that after the case was reported to the health authorities for laboratory testing, it was confirmed on March 14 to be measles infection.

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