Taiwan confirms first two cases of imported measles this year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/16
By: Chen Wei-ting and William Yen

CDC Deputy Director General Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞, center) / CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Two imported cases of measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, the first in the country this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

The two people tested positive for measles on Wednesday after returning from trips to Vietnam and the Philippines, respectively, the CDC said in a statement.

The two men, both from northern Taiwan, started experiencing symptoms of measles on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, respectively, and broke out in a rash on Jan. 11, the CDC said.

As of press time Wednesday, one man was at home resting, while the other was still undergoing treatment at a hospital, the CDC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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