Measles Spreading in Taegu and Kyongsang DistrictMeasles is spreading in Taegu and the Northern part of the Kyongsang district.
According to the Taegu city government on April 15, five new patients, including Ms.Kim (14), a sophomore at a girls junior high school, were suspected to be infected by measles. This increases the total number of patients suspected of having measles in the Taegu area to 21 for this year.
It has been reported that a doctor (26) working in a general hospital was infected with measles while treating a 14 month old baby girl who was also showing signs of the disease.
As for the Northern part of the Kyongsang district on April 14, 2 other children in Pohang were added to the number of patients suspected of having measles.
The total number of patients suspected of having measles now totals 366.
by Jung Ki-whan
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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