Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to 3,530 and deaths related to the outbreak rose to 48 from 20 a week ago, the country's Ministry of Health said on Sunday.
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Red flags have been erected across Samoa to mark unvaccinated households as the government shuts down Thursday to deploy all resources to reining in a deadly measles outbreak.
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SAMOA has begun a two-day shutdown as the government aims to curb a measles epidemic that has so far killed 62 people. Is an epidemic likely to happen in the UK?
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In response to a measles outbreak, which has left 4,000 people ill and about 60 people dead, Lt. Gov. Josh Green and a team of medical professionals made their way to Samoa on Wednesday to provide residents with vaccinations. To coordinate this response, the Lt. Gov's office has been working with government leaders in Samoa, as well as leaders in the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other business and community leaders. “We reached out to the WHO…
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Racing to contain the measles outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the government of Samoa has turned to a disease-control tactic going back centuries.
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Fiji has asked its sports federations to postpone all competitions until January, in a bid to rein in the spread of a measles outbreak that has killed dozens in the neighboring Pacific nation of Samoa.
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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak The government of Samoa will close on Thursday and Friday as civil servants join the...
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[Daily Maverick] Health officials have been dispatched to three of the Eastern Cape's districts after laboratory tests confirmed six cases of measles in the province. This follows shortly after outbreak response teams were sent to the North West province after eight cases were found there.
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(Natural News) New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez has reportedly sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook whining about how the measles outbreak that reportedly occurred in New Jersey last winter was, in Menendez’s opinion, “fueled, in part, by misinformation about vaccine safety spread via Facebook ads.” Besides being a politician, Menendez is apparently also...
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MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- The government of Samoa will close on Thursday and Friday as civil servants join the fight against a measles outbreak in the South Pacific Island nation that has killed 53 people, the country's prime minister said Monday. Of...
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The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign.
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