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Health Bureau records 2nd imported case of measles

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the second imported case of measles this year.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it has recorded the second imported case of measles this year.

According to the statement, the patient is a 41-year-old local man who visited Phuket with his family on July 18-24. After returning to Macau, he came down with a fever on July 25 and a rash all over his body last Saturday. He went to the Island Emergency Station of the public Conde de S. Januário Hospital Centre in Taipa for treatment the next afternoon.

He consulted a doctor at the private Kiang Wu Hospital where he was hospitalised in the morning on Monday. He was confirmed to have measles by the bureau’s Public Health Laboratory yesterday, according to the statement.

The statement said that the patient had never been vaccinated against measles but he has meanwhile recovered with no major complications. The statement added that his family members haven’t had any similar symptoms to date.

According to the statement, the bureau suggests that parents should avoid taking babies who haven’t been vaccinated against measles, especially those between 6 and 12 months, out of Macau as they won’t have enough antibodies to protect them against measles.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:46 am

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