Cathay Pacific closed the fifth floor of its corporate headquarters after a staff member fell ill with the measles. Photo: Edward Wong

Pregnant Cathay Pacific flight attendants threaten to all go on sick leave after staff member becomes 33rd person in Hong Kong to catch measles this year

  • Latest incident involves staff member who works in customer relations department, and is 13th airline and airport employee infected
  • The 26-year-old woman told health officials she had already been vaccinated against the disease
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Cathay Pacific closed the fifth floor of its corporate headquarters after a staff member fell ill with the measles. Photo: Edward Wong
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A number of measles cases in Hong Kong have involved airport or airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong set to change measles vaccine policy so children get second injection at earlier age amid rise in infections

  • From next year, children aged 18 months will receive second jab instead of having to wait until they are six years old under existing policy
  • Department of Health confirms four more cases of the disease, taking this year’s total to 30
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A number of measles cases in Hong Kong have involved airport or airline staff. Photo: Nora Tam
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