Corrected: Imported case of measles identified on airline flight into New York
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Corrected: Imported case of measles identified on airline flight into New York

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      Monday, August 02, 2004, 18:40 EDT (6:40 PM EDT)


      The following is a corrected list of states, districts or territories of residence for passengers on Cathay Pacific flight 830 who may have been exposed to a measles case while in transit from Hong Kong to NYC on July 29th-30th: California, Connecticut, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York City, New York State, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Texas and Virginia.

      The Quarantine Station at JF K International Airport is overseeing notifying jurisdictions of the names of passengers from the flight. Inquiries regarding passenger names should be directed to the Quarantine Station at (718) 553-1685.

      Original Information from the CDC Advisory #00207, transmitted August 1, 2004: On July 31, 2004, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and CDC were notified of a case of measles in a 2-year-old child. The case was laboratory confirmed at the NYC public health laboratory on 7/31/04. The child was returning to the U S from travel to Hong Kong, Thailand and China. The child did not have a rash but was in the infectious stage of measles illness during the flight. The child had not been vaccinated against measles according to the international certificate of vaccination that the mother had; two siblings did have documentation of previously receiving MMR. The index case flew non-stop from Hong Kong to New York, arriving on July 30, 2004, at approximately 1:40 PM on Cathay Pacific flight 830 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers from this flight reside in New York City, New York State, California, Connecticut, Texas, Washington, Virginia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Washington DC and Florida.

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