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More measles cases announced in Kansai following airport outbreak

AMAGASAKI, Hyogo -- A handful of additional cases of measles including four among children at a day care center here have been announced following reports of an outbreak at Kansai International Airport in neighboring Osaka Prefecture, though those in the latest reports have not recently used the airport.

According to a Sept. 8 announcement by the Amagasaki Municipal Government, four children aged between 1 and 5 and one parent in her 30s, as well as a part-time staffer in her 30s at the day care facility, were infected. One of the children, a 5-year-old boy, started showing symptoms such as fever, a runny nose and a rash on Aug. 22. A clinic that examined him reported the case on Aug. 31 to the local public health center. The route of infection among the day care users has not been confirmed.

Separately, a female worker at Kansai International Airport in her 20s, and a 14-year-old girl were also found to have been infected, according to city officials.

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