Health officials confirm 2nd Hawaii measles case

Published On: Feb 25 2014 02:51:45 PM HST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 04:10:52 PM HST


The Hawaii Department of Health has confirmed its second measles case in the state in less than two weeks.

The latest case involves a toddler who had not yet been vaccinated.  Health officials say this child was exposed to the virus durin ga visit to the same doctor's office that was visited by the infant in the first measles case that was announced on Feb. 13.

Health officials say the measles is extremely contagious.  It is believed that the child in the second measles case went to Wahiawa General Hospital.  The hospital has been declared safe to visit by health officials and hospital crews are taking appropriate actions.

The Department of Health has been working with the doctor's office where the child was infected to clean up and warn others that an infected child had been in the office.

The incubation period for the measles is about three weeks.


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