By: Chen Wei-ting and Flor Wang
Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Three more cases of imported measles have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing the number of such cases to five since the beginning of the year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday.
The figure represents a five-year high during the same period, CDC Deputy Director General Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞) said, warning against travel to Southeast Asian countries, which have seen several outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
According to Lo, the three women most recently reported to have the measles, aged between 20 and 30, traveled to the Philippines or Vietnam recently.
They developed initial symptoms between Jan. 13 and 15 before red and flat rashes started to spread all over their bodies the following two days. [FULL STORY]