Measles - Taipei City

CY Lee

1985 Vol.1 NO.4

Correspondence Author:


We recently reported an increase in the number of measles cases diagnosed in three Taipei City hospitals through the month of November 1984.1 Outpatient and inpatient records of these same hospitals were reviewed for the months of December 1984 and January 1985, and a large Increase in the number of measles cases was found (Figure 1). Data from the outpatient clinic of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) from January 1972 to December 1984 show that outbreaks of measles occurred regularly in Taipei City until about 1980. The age distribution of measles cases diagnosed in December and January in the NTUH outpatient clinic Indicate almost half (49%) were