Iceland health officials on Saturday reported a confirmed measles case in a 11-month-old child. The unvaccinated child was in the same flight as a person with infectious measles during a flight last month.
The child was admitted to Hringinn’s Children’s Hospital Friday. Officials say the likelihood of further transmission is low as long as you’re vaccinated.
The initial case, traveling from the Philippines on Feb. 14, was onboard flights from London to Reykjavík on February 14 and on Air Iceland Connect from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir.
Officials note at present there are no known additional infected individuals; however, it is possible to get infected until March 7, when then 3 weeks have passed since the person with measles was traveling both abroad and here in Iceland.
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