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    Two children thought to have measles in American Samoa
    4:13 pm on 12 November 2019

    Health authorities in American Samoa say two children visiting from neighbouring Samoa are suspected of having measles and are in hospital care.

    Physician Saipale Fuimaono has told KHJ News that blood samples from the two are being sent to Hawaii for testing, with results expected in a few days.

    Dr Fuimaono said to prevent any spread of what the children had, the family where the children were staying was being monitored.

    Although there are claims on social media that there are measles cases in the territory, Dr Fuimaono said none had been confirmed...

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    American Samoa confirms nine measles cases
    4:35 pm on 7 December 2019

    The Department of Health in American Samoa has now declared a measles outbreak after confirmation of nine samples sent to Hawaii for testing.

    Of the nine, five are people who are travellers to the territory.

    Epidemiologist Dr Aifili John Tufa announced the outbreak during a live broadcast fundraiser to help neighbouring Samoa's fight against the disease.

    Dr Tufa later told KHJ News they believe there are other cases that have not presented at the hospital...