Airport security staff at the Hong Kong International Airport wear face masks during the measles outbreak. Photo: Felix Wong

Measles in Hong Kong: how the city is responding to the growing outbreak across Asia

  • There have been 67 cases of measles recorded in the city over the last four months. Twenty-nine of those were workers at Hong Kong airport
  • The Philippines has reported 23,000 cases with 333 deaths in 2019 – there have been no measles-related deaths in Hong Kong this year
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Airport security staff at the Hong Kong International Airport wear face masks during the measles outbreak. Photo: Felix Wong
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The voluntary scheme aims to provide blood tests to about 200 Filipino helpers coming to Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Filipino helpers to be given measles immunity tests at Hong Kong airport in bid to stem further outbreak but some call the measure discriminatory

  • Department of Health announces pilot service as Hong Kong records highest annual number of measles cases in a decade
  • Vice-chairman of the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union Eman Villanueva says move sends out very dangerous message
Topic |   Measles outbreak

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The voluntary scheme aims to provide blood tests to about 200 Filipino helpers coming to Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee
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