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MRT passengers in Taipei warned against measles …



TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City's Department of Public Health warned passengers yesterday (23 December) to look for symptoms of measles after a baby infected with the disease hit Taipei MRI line Wenhu on 13 April December had gone. 15.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Saturday that an eleven-month-old boy had suffered the disease during a family visit to the Philippines from November 30 to December 4, 14 he developed symptoms from fever and tiredness.

On 14 and 16 December he was first treated medically. On 17 December he was treated again for the appearance of rashes.

At 22, he was diagnosed with measles and doctors believe he was contagious between December 1

3 and December 21. The health department said the boy had visited two clinics and a hospital during this infection period.

A total of 221 members of the medical facilities, patients and family members were in contact with the child during his infection phase. Some of these people come from other counties and cities, and the health status of all these individuals is closely monitored by the competent authorities of the districts and cities.

The baby was brought to the Taipei MRT Wenhu line by his parents from Gangqian Station to Nangang Software Park Station on December 13th and December 14th between 9:00 and 9:30 as well as between 12:00 and 12:30 pm On December 15th he also became picked up from Nangang Software Park Station. and 19:00 on 13 December, between 14:00 and 14:30 on 14 December and between 13:30 and 14:00 on 15 December, according to the Health Department.

The baby was also on the third floor of the CTBC Financial Park from 12.30 pm. until 13:30 on 15 December.

The Health Department advises those in these locations during the stated periods of time to monitor for measles symptoms over the next 18 days. Those who show the tell-tale symptoms of measles, including fever, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, cough and rashes, must wear a mask to reduce transmission of the virus in the air, and seek medical attention immediately.

The CDC said measles are still endemic in China, the Philippines and Thailand, and infants who have not yet completed their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations should avoid traveling to those countries. If infants need to be brought to these countries at the age of six months to one year, they should be given at least one dose of the MMR vaccine two weeks before their visit.

Measles are a highly contagious disease. The main symptoms include fever, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, cough, Koplik patches and erythema in the oral mucosa. The incubation period is 7 to 18 days. Measles are contagious four days before and after the onset of rashes.


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