The Hong Kong Center for Health Protection. Photo: Google Maps

Hong Kong has recorded five new cases of measles infections, including a domestic worker who recently returned from the Philippines and three workers at a Gucci shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. This brings the total number of measles cases in Hong Kong this year to 73.

A 27-year-old foreign woman who developed a fever on May 4 and later developed a rash attended and was admitted to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on May 8, according to a government release.

Tests performed on the woman were positive for the measles virus. Now in a stable condition, the woman reportedly traveled to the Philippines during the incubation period from April 10 to 23, but had no travel history during the period in which the illness was communicable.

Meanwhile, a 47-year-old Hong Kong man with good past health also tested positive for the measles virus.

The Centre for Health Protection said on Monday that another investigation is ongoing after an outbreak of measles affecting three workers at a Gucci shop at Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

Health officials said the three patients, a 30-year-old man and two women, both 25, are all in a stable condition.

The Harbour City branch of Gucci and its offices have been closed for disinfection, and all 195 employees at the store are being vaccinated, Apple Daily reported.

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