Samoa declares State of Emergency; Measles epidemic continue to claim lives

Travellers who are uncertain about their measles vaccination status should receive at least one dose of a measles-containing vaccine at least 15 days prior to travel. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA/FILE

A STATE of emergency has been declared in neighbouring Samoa by its government this evening as the measles epidemic continue to claim lives in that region, TVNZ’s One News reported less than hour ago. It reported that there had been nine suspected deaths from the disease – most were children – and more than 700 […]

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