We gave up Christmas to fight measles in Samoa
British doctors and nurses are battling to save children's lives from measles on Christmas Day. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Why My Baby?’: How Measles Robbed Samoa of Its Young
When the virus arrived on its shores, the Pacific island nation was grievously unprepared. It had left the door to contagion wide open, and thousands of children have suffered. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Isabella Kwai and Matthew Abbott Tags: Samoa Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Kennedy, Robert F Jr Australia Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills 72, most of them children
72 measles-related deaths have been recorded since the outbreak started. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed 72 people, mostly infants, as New Zealand announced NZ$1 million ($640,700) to help combat measles in the Pacific. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC sends experts to fight measles outbreaks in Pacific islands neighboring Samoa
Health officials are concerned that Samoa’s outbreak could heighten the spread of measles in neighboring islands. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Samoa Says Almost 90% of People Vaccinated Against Measles After Deadly Outbreak Samoa Says Almost 90% of People Vaccinated Against Measles After Deadly Outbreak
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tuesday ’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samoa measles outbreak claims 70 lives, majority are children under five
Seventy people have now died from Samoa’s measles outbreak, UN humanitarians confirmed on Tuesday, as the organization released emergency funding to help the authorities step up efforts to eradicate the preventable disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samoan father loses 3 of his 5 children to measles outbreak
Doctors on the South Pacific islands of Samoa are trying to contain a massive, deadly outbreak of the measles. The virus has infected more than 4,800 people, and at least 70 people have died – many of them young children. Carter Evans traveled to Apia to get a firsthand look at the crisis. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. territory of American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week
Health officials in the U.S. territory of American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations beginning Friday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa
Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under a growing death toll that has now hit 70. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles cases in Samoa decreasing drastically due to mandatory vaccine law
After a deadly measles outbreak in Samoa, the government there says nearly everyone who is eligible has now been vaccinated for the disease. At least 65 people have died since October, and 57 of them were children under the age of four. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak
Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills at least 63 people, mostly young children
The disease has infected more than 4,300 people on the islands, killing at least 63 of them (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 140,000 people were killed by measles last year
There were 9,769,400 cases globally in 2018, with the majority being babies and children under the age of five. A boy in Samoa - currently battling an outbreak - is pictured getting a jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news