Lt. Gov. assembles health care workers to aid in measles outbreak

Apia, Samoa, the island nation, has reported 3,881 cases of measles and 55 related deaths, mostly children, as of Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy /CNN)

Lt. Gov. Josh Green is pictured in Hilo in May. Green has assembled 76 people for a medical mission in Samoa. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HONOLULU — Lt. Gov. Josh Green has assembled 76 people, including 50 nurses, doctors and other Hawaii health care workers, for an emergency medical mission to Samoa to help vaccinate residents amid a severe measles epidemic sweeping the nation.