A Measles Cluster Report in Taipei Song Shan Airport, 2016DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20170425.33(8).002
I-Ping Lin＊, Yu-Fang Tsai, Hsin-Yi Wei, Hsiao-Ping Tung, Jer-Jea Yen
2017 Vol.33 NO.8
Correspondence Author： I-Ping Lin＊
The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) was notified of two suspected measles cases by the local hospitals on July 31, 2016. During the exposure periods, both cases had been to Taipei Song Shan Airport on July 15. Additional suspected measles case working in the airport was discovered on August 3. These three cases had visited the lobby area at the domestic terminal around the same time on July 15. The measles genotypes of the specimens collected from the three cases are identical (H1). The measles cluster was confirmed based on laboratory results and cases’ exposure history. Local health authority implemented prevention measures and monitored 612 contacts. None of the contacts developed symptoms by August 21. We recommend that people working at airport should consider receiving Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to prevent measles and rubella infections.