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Tigerair Taiwan defends actions over measles-stricken cabin crew

00:14
On Thursday 5th April 2018, budget carrier – Tigerair Taiwan released a statement confirming the immediate suspension of two cabin crew members infected with measles.

00:29
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is currently monitoring 852 people, who were exposed to the contact with one of the cabin crew staffs over her six flights during the eight-day window of infection for measles.

00:51
In the statement, Tigerair emphasized the misdiagnosis of the measles with the common cold, since the first symptoms are quite similar and include: fever, coughing and a runny nose.

01:08
The international ongoing investigation was initiated in Japan, which reported the case's risks directly to Taiwan's government. The problematic plane departed from Taiwan and arrived in Japan.

01:24
All parties concerned, suspected passengers and staff members were vaccinated with the effectiveness valid after 72 hours.

01:36
So far, no lawsuit was filed, however the local airlines experiences severe struggles while trying to deal with the matter.

 

#KeyWords

measles (noun) - an infectious viral disease causing fever and a red rash, typically occurring in childhood

symptom (noun) - a physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient

vaccine (noun) - an antigenic substance prepared from the causative agent of a disease or a synthetic substitute, used to provide immunity against one or several diseases

 

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