Get vaccinated! First case of German measles confirmed in Taiwan

The China Post
Date: June 7, 2017
By: The China Post

Health authorities have confirmed this year’s first case of German measles in Taiwan.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a 34-year-old man from

Photo courtesy of Air Force Medical Service

Northern Taiwan complained of headaches, coughing and rashes after returning from a language course from the Philippines on June 4.

Doctors later diagnosed the man with German measles.

Authorities are now contacting over 60 people that the man may have come into contact with, including friends, family members and passengers aboard the Eva Air flight (BR-272) he took to return to Taiwan.

Currently none of those contacted have developed symptoms of the virus.

CDC officials say that the man traveled to the Philippines on March 11 and started to experience coughing on May 27, while experiencing headaches and rashes two days later. Local doctors diagnosed the man with measles.    [FULL  STORY]

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