Taiwan CDC confirms 4 new measles cases, making total 27 so far in 2019

13 of the cases were imported from abroad, with 14 confirmed as domestic

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Center for Disease Control on Monday, March 4 stated that four more cases of measles have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total to 27 cases so far in 2019, up from the 12 cases reported in early February.

Among the newly reported cases, only one is a domestic case, with the other three imported from Japan, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

The domestic case is an eight month old child, and it is unknown where the girl contracted the disease. It is suspected she caught it while in a public place over the Lunar new year holiday.

CNA reports that in two of the new cases patients are quarantined at home, while one is being treated in a hospital. One has already been discharged.

Of the 27 cases reported in 2019, Taiwan has confirmed 14 domestic cases, and 13 from abroad, with six from Vietnam, five from the Philippines, and one each from Japan and Indonesia.