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Measles epidemic brings death toll in Samoa to 68

Measles epidemic brings death toll in Samoa to 68

By Semi Turaga
Monday 09/12/2019
Families fly red flags to request vaccinations as they have been told to stay home during a two-day drive to control the virus [Photo: The Guardian]

68 people have now died in Samoa due to the measles epidemic.

Radio NZ reports the latest three deaths took place over the weekend.

Samoa's government said there had been nearly 4,600 measles cases reported since the outbreak began in October.

There were 121 new cases between Saturday and Sunday.

There are currently 159 people hospitalised because of the measles, including 17 critically ill children and one pregnant woman.

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