Cathay Pacific ground staff wear face masks at check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport on March 24, in the early days of the measles outbreak. Pregnant Cathay flight attendants a few days later threatened to go on mass sick leave unless the airline improved its safeguards. Photo: Nora Tam

Is Hospital Authority putting Cathay to shame in failing to protect pregnant staff amid measles outbreak?

  • Everyone understands measles vaccines and test kits are scarce resources, but pregnant women and their fetuses are the most vulnerable group in society
  • To refuse a heavily pregnant employee a measles antibody blood test is shocking
Topic |   Measles outbreak

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Cathay Pacific ground staff wear face masks at check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport on March 24, in the early days of the measles outbreak. Pregnant Cathay flight attendants a few days later threatened to go on mass sick leave unless the airline improved its safeguards. Photo: Nora Tam
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A nurse prepares to give a vaccination injection. Photo: AFP
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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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A nurse prepares to give a vaccination injection. Photo: AFP
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