Taiwan confirms first German measles case this year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/30
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control on Saturday

Chou Jih-haw (left) CNA file photo

Chou Jih-haw (left) CNA file photo

confirmed the first case of German measles, also known as rubella, in Taiwan this year and called on the public to be on alert if they travel to Southeast Asia.

The CDC said the patient, a 39-year-old woman living in northern Taiwan, developed rashes and sought treatment on Jan. 18.

The situation did not improve, however, and after developing a fever, a cough and lymphatic swelling in her neck, she saw a doctor again on Jan. 20 and was diagnosed as having German measles.

The patient is now recovering well and has been removed from quarantine, the CDC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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