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Measles confirmed in boy that went to PI

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has announced that there has been a confirmed case of measles on Guam. The patient is a 2-year-old boy who recently returned to Guam from the Philippines and Singapore with his family.  

Epidemiological investigation has determined that exposure most likely occurred while in the Philippines. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads from person to person through the air by breathing, coughing or sneezing.  Symptoms are characterized by a generalized rash lasting three days or longer, with fever of 101 degrees or higher and cough, or runny nose and red eyes.

Public Health encourages parents to check their child's immunization records.

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