Samoa

Measles Death Toll Rises To 44 In Samoa With Mass Vaccination Campaign Going On

SUVA, Nov 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Samoa’s Ministry of Health confirmed today (Saturday), that two more deaths have been recorded in the island nation’s measles epidemic, in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 44, since the outbreak started in mid-Oct.

According to a government statement, all but four of the deaths are children under the age of four.

The Ministry of Health said, a total of 3,357 cases have been recorded to the Disease Surveillance Team so far, with 208 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

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