A French family is now in isolation because they have measles. It’s a couple, aged 30 and 35, and their 5-year-old son. They traveled for almost 12 hours on a plane from France to Costa Rica with over 300 passengers.
The passengers, potentially exposed to the virus, are being notified. They should go to their nearest health center if they feel ill or to get vaccinated if they haven’t been. The affected flight was Air France AF 430.
The 11 Costa Ricans on that flight have been contacted and the foreigners were sent an email to contact the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health and the CCSS are intensely tracking all possible contacts. 24 people who stayed at the same hotel have been vaccinated.
There haven’t been any measles cases in the country since 2014. The case of this French family will not lead to an epidemic, authorities say. It can, however, cause small outbreaks of secondary cases.