19 confirmed cases of measles in Fiji

Hawaii Department of Health monitoring measles outbreak on mainland

Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services has confirmed at least 19 cases of measles. The latest case is a 9-month old, who is reported to be in stable condition.

The government issued a statement on its Facebook page.

Response teams have been investigating the outbreak. Quarantines and vaccinations in at-risk communities have been implemented, and non-essential travel is discouraged.

Fiji is about 800 miles away from Samoa, which is also experiencing a measles outbreak.

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