Measles case reported in Iceland

December 31, 2019

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63

Health officials in Iceland are reporting a measles case. According to health authorities, the Children’s Hospital contacted the Epidemiologist on Sunday, December 29th  reporting a case of measles detected in an 8-month-old child who arrived abroad from the day before on 28 December.

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The child had contracted measles abroad on December 24 and presented with a cold and fever and later got a rash. The child and flew that day with his parents from Stockholm to Iceland with Icelandair flight FI307.

The child is now at home in isolation and recovering. The airline and passengers have been informed about the risk of infection.

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