Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Samoa measles epidemic, Dozens die off Mauritania, Volunteer Day and Zambia’s food troubles
A recap of Thursday’s top stories: Dozens of migrants drowned off Mauritanian coast; measles grip Samoa as social media campaigns spread misinformation worldwide; UN chief on lifting landlocked countries from poverty; Guterres lauds volunteer spirit and millions face food insecurity in Zambia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN team aids Samoa response to deadly measles epidemic
UN teams are on the ground in Samoa as the country combats a deadly measles epidemic. So far, there have been more than 4,200 cases and 62 deaths, mainly babies, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency on 15 November and launch a mass vaccination campaign five days later. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Samoa's government is shut today so everyone can get vaccinated for measles
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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa fights measles door-to-door in battle on anti-vaccination messages
Samoa on Thursday closed all non-essential public and private services for two days to combat a measles epidemic that has killed more than 60 people, mostly babies and children, in a battle complicated by a vocal anti-vaccination movement. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Samoa measles outbreak: 62 people dead - is an epidemic likely to happen in the UK?
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? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic
Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lt. Gov Green leads medical mission to Samoa within 24 hours, businesses offer assistance
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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Lt. Gov Green leads medical mission to Samoa within 24 hours, businesses offer assistance
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… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

As Samoa fights a deadly measles crisis, unvaccinated people are told to mark homes with red flags
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. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door
The Pacific nation declares a state of emergency as 60 people die of measles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiji to postpone sports contests as it battles measles outbreak
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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 3, 2019
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa
The public health emergency has spurred a mass vaccination campaign. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 2, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Measles Outbreak in Samoa Has Killed 53 People and Infected 2% of the Population
As the measles virus continues to spread worldwide, Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi announced Monday that Samoa will take the dramatic step of closing its government for two days this week to assist with a public vaccination campaign. Aside from 2019, Samoa has reported almost no cases of measles to the World Health Organization (WHO) in recent years. But vaccine coverage in the small nation is lacking, partially attributable to public concern following two vaccine-related deaths that occurred in 2018 due to faulty formulas, the WHO reports. As of 2018, only 31% of children had received one of...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized samoa Source Type: news