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Measles outbreak brings timely vaccination reminder

  • Resurgence of disease among Hong Kong’s child and adult populations has prompted action by the government, but health officials must not relax their efforts against the preventable condition

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Staff at Hong Kong International Airport wearing face masks amid an outbreak of measles, which has affected a number of people working at the airport. Photo: Dickson Lee

Measles: a highly infectious disease previously brought under control but now appearing to be making a comeback in Hong Kong

  • The number of cases of the disease reported in the city this year has already exceeded those for each of the last four years
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Staff at Hong Kong International Airport wearing face masks amid an outbreak of measles, which has affected a number of people working at the airport. Photo: Dickson Lee
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