Dane may have infected other passengers

the Statens Serum Institut is in mapping, where many persons, a Danish man may have infected after he himself has been diagnosed with measles. It writes the S

Dane may have infected other passengers

the Statens Serum Institut is in mapping, where many persons, a Danish man may have infected after he himself has been diagnosed with measles. It writes the S

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
06 February 2020 Thursday 05:00
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Dane may have infected other passengers

the Statens Serum Institut is in mapping, where many persons, a Danish man may have infected after he himself has been diagnosed with measles.

It writes the Statens Serum Institute in a press release. The man has during his journey in asia changed planes in Doha, Qatar and is flown on to Copenhagen the same day.

It is the passengers of Qatar Airways flight number QR 0163, from Doha to Copenhagen with a scheduled arrival on Monday the 27. January 2020 at. 20.25, which may have been exposed to infection.

'The maximum incubation period for measles is 18 days (average 10-11 days). If the person within this period of time get symptoms similar to measles, it is important to call your doctor or the lægevagten and tell you that you have been exposed to infection with measles,” says afdelingslæge Peter Henrik Andersen, Statens Serum Institut (SSI).'


If you are experiencing symptoms of measles, and has traveled with the aircraft, you must report to the health authorities.

the Disease was found at Hvidovre Hospital 31. January. In the press release, there is also a call for doctors in the copenhagen area to be extra vigilant in such patients.

So dangerous is measles

Measles is an extremely contagious airborne virus. It is transmitted through coughing. Viruspartiklerne can be stuck for up to two hours, and you can be infected without even having been in the vicinity of the infected person.

the Disease is shown by fever, colds and hypersensitivity to light. Three to four days seen a rash that starts in face and moves down over the body.

One out of 15 mæslingesmittede get otitis.

Pneumonia is a out of the 25 with measles.

Encephalitis will be seen in 1 out of 2500 with measles.

Blodplademangel will be seen in 1 out of 3500 with measles.

Thanks to the good hospitalsforhold, few children die of measles in Denmark.

Nevertheless, measles cost a out of 2,500-3,000 for life. The mortality rate is significantly higher in the developing countries: Here, the door between one and five out of 100 mæslingetilfælde.

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Updated: 06.02.2020 05:00
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