Measles outbreak could be triggered in Hong Kong by small number of people who are not vaccinated, HKU professor says

A small proportion of people who are not effectively vaccinated against measles could trigger an outbreak of the highly contagious disease in Hong Kong, according to a medical expert.
The claim was made as the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa on Monday declared its measles outbreak over. Some 99 people were infected during the four-month outbreak, with about 5,500 tourists, including hundreds from Hong Kong, cancelling trips to the popular destination.
Professor Malik Peiris, chair of virology at…

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