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Over 1,500 passengers monitored after CAL crew reports rubella case

Over 1,500 passengers monitored after CAL crew reports rubella case

Taipei, March 19 (CNA) A total of 1,558 passengers are being monitored after a China Airlines (CAL) flight attendant was confirmed March 18 to be infected with rubella, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday. The screening includes 686 Taiwanese travelers and 872 foreign nationals, said CDC deputy chief Chuang Jen-hsiang (???). The passengers being monitored are those who flew on flights CI116, CI117, CI110, CI111, CI753 and CI754, which covered Taoyuan-Fukuoka and Taoyuan-Singapore routes from March 8 to March 14, he said. Chuang said the female patient, who developed rubella symptoms such as fever, cough and a rash March 14, could have been infected between Feb. 21 and Feb 28. She could be an imported rubella case and could have contracted the disease in Vietnam, Indonesia or Hong Kong, according to Chuang. While no new cases have been reported so far, CAL, Taiwan's largest carrier, said the flight attendant had been removed from flight duties from March 15. (By Lung Pei-ning, Angela Tsai and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-18 20:56 GMT+08:00