Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Measles strikes 23 Shanxi university students, 68 quarantined
(01-08 10:28)

A university in northern Shanxi Province has reported 32 measles infections since late December, local authorities said.
As of Tuesday, 32 cases of measles have been confirmed in Datong University in the city of Datong. Two have recovered, the city government said in a news conference Tuesday.
Thirty others are still being treated in local hospitals and are stable.
To date, 68 students with fever symptoms have been quarantined and 2,306 of their classmates and roommates are being monitored.
Meanwhile, 3,200 people who had close contact with the infected were vaccinated.
Measles, a respiratory infection caused by Morbilliviruses, causes symptoms such as fever, coughing, runny nose and a rash, and usually strikes children. Spring is the prime infection season.—Xinhua

   
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