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Death toll in Samoa's measles outbreak rises to 25

Death toll in Samoa's measles outbreak rises to 25”

Passings identified with measles, for the most part among little youngsters, have dramatically multiplied to 20 in the previous week on the Pacific island of Samoa, the legislature has said...

About 92 percent of the 147 people being treated at health facilities are children, with 11 critically ill children in intensive care.

Deaths related to measles, mostly among small children, have more than tripled to 20 in the past week on the Pacific island of Samoa, the government has said eight days after declaring a state of emergency over the outbreak.

Other measures include barring pregnant women who are unvaccinated or uncertain of their vaccination status from work, travel restrictions between the two main islands and public gatherings being restricted under a state of emergency.

The government also shut down a private clinic and is investigating how hundreds of vaccines were taken without authorization and then sold for a fee. In addition, the death toll has risen to 25, of which 24 were children. A majority have been discharged, with about 183 remaining in hospitals. "The minute you get hospitals running at 200 to 300 per cent capacity - I think it speaks for itself".

Staff of United Nations organization UNICEF have conveyed 110,500 dosages of measles containing antibodies this week as they fanned out crosswise over Samoa to support its obligatory vaccination exertion, the office said in an announcement.

Helen Petousis-Harris, a vaccine expert at New Zealand's University of Auckland, said the Samoan government halted its immunization program for several months a year ago after two infants died from a medical mishap involving a vaccine.

Samoa remains in grip of fast-growing measles crisis.



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