Toddler gets measles; 2nd case in 2 weeks
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health authorities confirmed a second case of measles on Oahu in less than two weeks.
State epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said Tuesday a 2-year-old was exposed during a visit to a pediatrician’s office Feb. 7.
The child developed a cough and fever 10 days later followed by a rash Friday.
The first case involved an infant who returned from the Philippines with the disease.
The state isn’t naming the doctor’s office or location.
People who think they might have measles should call their doctor instead of going to the doctor’s office.
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