Samoa measles epidemic: Death toll rises to 63
December 6, 2019 8:36 am
There have now been 63 measles-related deaths in Samoa, with one fatality in the last 24 hours.
There were now more than 4,300 measles reported since the outbreak started, including 140 in the last 24 hours, the government said.
The latest figures come as the country continues its two-day mobile vaccination campaign, which involves a nationwide daytime curfew
In the first day of the shutdown, it’s estimated about 6000 vaccinations were administered.
Latest update: 4,357 measles cases have been reported since the outbreak with 140 recorded in the last 24 hours. To date, 63 measles related deaths have been recorded.
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