Hong Kong health officials announced Friday that the measles outbreak at Hong Kong International Airport is now over.
A Centre for Health Protection (CHP) spokesman said, “A total of 73 cases of measles infection were recorded so far this year, among them 29 cases were associated with the outbreak among airport workers. The incubation period of measles can last up to 21 days. Among the airport-associated cases, the date the patients last visited the airport during the communicable period was April 5. No new associated cases have been recorded in two incubation periods which ended today. We consider that the outbreak of measles infection at the airport has ended.”
Since Mar. 22, 8,501 people were vaccinated and as of Saturday, the airport vaccination station ceased operations.
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