The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) reported three confirmed measles cases in January in people who had travelled to the Philippines during the incubation period. The patients include Filipino women, ages 38-40 who were born in the Philippines with unknown measles vaccination status.
All three patients stayed in different parts of the Philippines during their respective incubation period at different times during the month. No direct epidemiological linkage among the three cases could be identified.
All three women required hospitalization and were discharged after management. Their condition was stable all along.
The Philippines ae in the middle of a measles outbreak, in which more than 4,300 cases and 70 deaths have been reported since the beginning of the year.