Measles strikes 23 in Chaoyang

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Bei­jing Cen­ter for Dis­ease Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol con­firmed a measles out­break in­volv­ing 23 cases in a res­i­den­tial build­ing in Chaoyang dis­trict. The pa­tients were quar­an­tined for ob­ser­va­tion. An­other 3,462 peo­ple in the build­ing have been vac­ci­nated against the dis­ease to avert fur­ther in­fec­tions. So far, 68 cases in Bei­jing have been re­ported since Jan 1, up 143 per­cent over the same pe­riod last year.

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