More than 60 cases have been reported in Hong Kong amid a measles outbreak, a pregnant woman among them. Local doctors have warned that a pregnant woman with measles has a higher chance of miscarriage or premature delivery. Measles in the final stage of pregnancy could lead to the baby becoming infected at birth, and serious conditions such as encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Photo: Shutterstock

Hong Kong hospitals body must admit blind spot in measles response

  • Pregnant women are among the most vulnerable in the measles outbreak, and the Hospital Authority’s measures to protect them have been disappointing
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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More than 60 cases have been reported in Hong Kong amid a measles outbreak, a pregnant woman among them. Local doctors have warned that a pregnant woman with measles has a higher chance of miscarriage or premature delivery. Measles in the final stage of pregnancy could lead to the baby becoming infected at birth, and serious conditions such as encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Photo: Shutterstock
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