Another case of measles infection reported in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, A new case of measles has been confirmed in Kaohsiung after a patient tested positive for the virus, the city's Department of Health said Tuesday.

The victim, aged 24, sought medical attention after feeling ill on April 3, and was later released from hospital.

On April 15, however, he showed symptoms of respiratory infection, which then developed into fever three days later, and he was consequently admitted to hospital that day, the department said.

Tests confirmed Tuesday that he had been infected with measles.

According to local health authorities, 129 people had so far been identified as having come into contact with the victim, and will continue to have their health monitored until May 7, when the disease's incubation period has passed.

The department said it is also currently monitoring a total of 1,069 people suspected of having come into contact with measles victims in Kaohsiung.

As of Tuesday, there had been 23 confirmed cases of measles infection throughout Taiwan this year, including seven imported cases, according to the latest CDC data.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel