First Domestic Measles Outbreak Linked to an Imported Case -Taiwan, 2014
Shu-Ling Pan1, Sung-Hsi Wei1,2, Wen-Yueh Cheng3, Tzu-Ning Huang4,Mei- Chun Hung4, Du-Lin Lin1, Pei-Fang Lai1, Ching-Fen Ko1,5
2014 Vol.30 NO.13
Correspondence Author： Ching-Fen Ko
Measles is an acute viral infectious disease with clinical manifestations ranging from mild illness to lethal outcome. One man who came back from Philippines was diagnosed with measles in April 2014. The genotype of the virus strain was B3 which had been endemic in the Philippines. Of the 90 contacts, two developed measles with the same genotype during the follow-up periods. Our report highlights the significance of laboratory diagnostics in measles outbreak investigation. Individuals, of whom the immunity against measles might have waned gradually after vaccination, are potentially susceptible to infection after exposure to measles patient.