Four healthcare workers at Cathay hospital contract measles: CDC

Focu9s Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/17
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Ko Lin

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) Four members of the healthcare staff at Cathay General Hospital in Taipei have contracted measles after treating a patient with the infectious disease, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.

The patient, a man in his 30s, had recently returned from Vietnam and sought treatment at the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a measles infection made worse by the fact that he also has an autoimmune disease, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

Four of the healthcare staff who came in contact with the patient at the hospital have now been confirmed to have contracted measles and are receiving treatment, Chuang said.

Another person, who happened to have traveled on the same plane when he was returning from Vietnam on July 29, has also been diagnosed with measles and is being treated, he said.

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