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2019-07-29 | 公共電視

Member of China Airlines Ground Staff Has Measles|華航1地勤染麻疹 可傳染期間仍在執勤

China Airlines has a lot on its plate right now. A member of its ground staff in Taoyuan International Airport developed a fever and a rash last week and was diagnosed with a measles infection on July 28. As he was contagious four days before his rash appeared and worked at both Terminals 1 and 2 at Taoyuan International Airport during this period, not to mention this person also ate at the food court and took the Taoyuan MRT, the Centers for Disease Control is reminding people with relevant activity histories to be on high alert.

A 20-something member of China Airlines' ground staff at Taoyuan International Airport has come down with the measles. He developed a fever on the 21st and a rash on his face and upper body on the 24th. Tests on the 28th confirmed a measles infection. The man is currently in quarantine.

They need to figure out which flights he came into contact with and at what time. It's better to be safe than sorry. Otherwise, the outbreak might get out of hand.

The Centers for Disease Control says the worker got the MMR vaccine last year and has no recent history of traveling abroad. Therefore, it is unclear how he caught the measles.

In general, (the MMR vaccine) is around 93 percent effective with around 7 percent of people not being able to get protection.

Although the worker has not been to work since developing a rash, he was contagious in the four days prior. On the 20th, 22nd and 23rd, he worked at both Taoyuan terminals and ate at the B2 food court. He also took the Taoyuan MRT on these days. The CDC believes he came into contact with 73 people, most of whom were colleagues. These 73 people will be monitored until Aug. 11.

Because (measles) molecules are extremely small, they can be transmitted through the air and infect anything they come into contact with.

The CDC says measles is highly infectious and anyone that may have come into contact with the worker should be on high alert and seek medical attention for symptoms including fever, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and rash. This was the 108th measles case of the year. Sixty-seven were domestic cases while 41 originated overseas.

暑假不少人出國旅遊,不過卻傳出桃園機場一名20多歲、華航地勤男性員工,這個月21號出現發燒症狀,上週三因臉部及上肢出現紅疹就醫,經通報檢驗後,週日晚間確診感染麻疹,目前仍在家隔離休養中。

桃機旅客表示:「他有接觸過哪一些航班的,哪一個時間點的,可能要擴大,要不然到時候,怕說,疫情一發不可收拾。」

疾管署表示,這名個案近期沒有出國史,去年也有接種過麻疹、腮腺炎、德國麻疹混合疫苗MMR,但仍不幸感染,感染源還有待釐清。

疾管署副署長 莊人祥表示:「通常一劑大概是93%(保護力),那還是會有大概7%的人,沒有辦法獲得保護啦!」

雖然這名個案出疹後就沒有再上班,可是出疹前四天就具有傳染力,經疫調發現,個案在20號可傳染期間,曾到桃機第一、二航廈值勤,並到B2美食街用餐,也曾搭乘桃園捷運;22號及23號活動地點也都如此,初步掌握個案接觸者有73人,主要以同事為主,健康監測將持續到8月11號。

疾管署副署長 莊人祥表示:「因為它(麻疹)的分子非常小,所以它有可能透過飛沫傳染,接觸到的物品都可能感染。」

疾管署提醒,麻疹傳染力很強,有相關活動史民眾要提高警覺,若出現發燒、鼻炎、結膜炎、紅疹等症狀,要儘速就醫,而累計今年以來,共有108例麻疹病例,國內感染有67例,41例為境外移入。

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