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Measles epidemic brings death toll in Samoa to 72

Measles epidemic brings death toll in Samoa to 72

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 12/12/2019

The death toll from Samoa's measles epidemic has risen to 72.

The Samoan government said 4,995 measles cases has been reported since the outbreak, with 75 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

As of yesterday, 93 percent of the population have been vaccinated.

Meanwhile, there are now 19 confirmed cases of measles in Fiji.

The latest case is a nine-month-old baby from Rewa.

The Ministry of Health says the infant is admitted to the main Suva hospital and is now in a stable condition in isolation.

[Source: RNZ]

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