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Update on measles cases
     The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health (DH) said today (May 7) that no additional case of measles infection had been recorded as at 4pm today.
     Regarding measles control measures implemented at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), a total of 16 persons had received measles vaccination at the airport vaccination station as at 6pm today, bringing the cumulative number of vaccinations given to 8374.
     From tomorrow (May 8) to May 17 (excluding Sundays and public holidays), measles vaccination will be provided to airport staff who:
(1) Were born in or after 1967, and have not received two doses of measles vaccination, and have not been infected with measles before; or
(2) Have laboratory evidence of testing not positive against measles antibody (IgG).
     The vaccination quota for the measles vaccination station at the airport remains at 600 doses daily. The venue and operation hours of the airport vaccination station are as follows:
Venue: Multi-function Room, HKIA Tower (Level 5, Terminal 2)
Hours: May 8 to 17 (excluding Sundays and public holidays)
10am to 1pm
2pm to 6pm
     As for the blood test service, the DH has continued to provide the measles serology test service to airport staff who were born in or after 1967 today, where six blood samples have been collected. The DH will notify the participants individually of the serology results.
     The pilot service at the blood test station to provide measles serology testing for Filipino foreign domestic helpers who are coming to or returning to work in Hong Kong has also been continued today. So far, 12 of such blood samples have been collected. The DH will notify these participants individually of the serology results.
Ends/Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:40
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