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Duty-free shop staff may have contracted measles from tourists: CDC

Duty-free shop staff may have contracted measles from tourists: CDC

Taipei, May 19 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday it suspects that four employees at a duty-free shop in Taipei who were diagnosed with measles last week might have contracted the disease from tourists. Luo I-chun, a doctor with the CDC, said the four employees all displayed symptoms of cough, fever and rashes on the skin last week. None of the three females and one male had traveled overseas before the onset of the disease, Luo said. Luo said he therefore suspected that the four patients may have contracted the disease from tourists.
Fortunately, none of the 1,223 people known to have come into contact with the four patients, including their families and coworkers as well as the medical personnel that treated them, have displayed measles symptoms, the CDC said, adding it will keep monitoring them until June 3.
The CDC also urged the remaining staff at the duty-free shop to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of the disease. (By Chen Ching-fang and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-17 10:09 GMT+08:00