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One new confirmed measles case, 45 probable cases

The Department of Health has confirmed one new confirmed measles case in addition to the one case last week, which prompted the declaration behind the measles outbreak.

DOH's Clinical Director, Dr Elizabeth Lauvao told KVZK news the latest report confirmed two new measles cases in the territory.

"The number of probable cases has increased to 45 from 31 as of 3 pm this afternoon," she said.

Dr Lauvao says the 17 vaccination sites remain open from 8 am to 2 pm and urges parents and guardians whose children have not received their MMR vaccine to visit the nearest site.

According to the Clinical Director, they are awaiting the test results sent overseas for confirmation of the probable cases.

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