By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the measles situation in American Samoa, government officials report a 12th confirmed case, with three suspected cases with laboratory results pending. All the cases have been reported on the island of Tutuila.
Rash onset date for last laboratory confirmed measles case: December 31, 2019. Outbreak Declaration will be lifted after 2 incubation periods (42 days from 12/31/2019) without another laboratory confirmed case.
American Samoa continues its campaign to vaccinate all school aged children. About 99% of children (12 months to 18 years old) with 1st dose of MMR, and 95% of children (4 to 18 years old) have completed 2 recommended doses of MMR.
On December 11, 2019, American Samoa began its campaign to vaccinate all adults with no evidence of MMR vaccine. To date 14,779 MMR doses administered (1,113 doses to children 6 months to 18 years old; 14,128 doses to adults 19 years and older).
American Samoa continues to restrict entry at its borders from travelers via Samoa and Tonga.
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