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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    The Samoan measles epidemic death toll continues

    The Samoan measles epidemic death toll continues


    Two children aged between 1 and 4 have died in the past 24 hours - lifting the death toll up to 55.

    Samoa's Ministry of Health has confirmed more than 3-thousand-800 cases have been reported in the outbreak.

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