Measles cases have been reported among the employee of Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan. Kansai International airport is the third largest airport in Japan.
There are already 31 cases and the number is still increasing.
Measles is lethal in some ceses and there is no specific therapy once infected.
Measles is very contagious. Approximately 90 % of susceptible people will develope measles following exposure. Floating virus in the air can cause transmission.
Vaccination is the only way to avoid it.
The symptoms are fever, malaise, cough, coryza and conjunctivitis, followed by skin eruption.
The incubation period is 6 to 21 days. It comes through respiratory mucosa or conjunctivae.
If you plan to visit Japan, you should check your inoculation records.
CDC recommends one to two additional measles vaccination between 19 to 59 years old.