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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Samoa's Measles crisis is deepening

    Samoa's Measles crisis is deepening


    The Samoan Government says 16 measles related deaths have been recorded.

    The island nation declared a state of emergency on Friday, and measles vaccinations have been made mandatory.

    Currently, there are 189 measles cases being treated at health facilities.

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