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Epidemic was ‘preventable’

Friday December 06, 2019

Immunisation expert says Samoa’s measles tragedy should not have happened

Samoa’s measles epidemic is ‘tragic’ because it was ‘completely preventable’, according to an expert on global immunisation.

SAMOA – Samoa’s ambassador designate of Japan, Genichi Terasawa, is eager to dispel any rumours touting the efficacy of a Japanese brand of filtrated water for treating measles.

Health workers go door to door

Thursday December 05, 2019

Samoa in lockdown with private vehicles banned from the streets.

Where does blame lie?

Wednesday December 04, 2019

Samoans question how a controllable virus has devastated the nation.

Samoans surged not to defy curfew

Tuesday December 03, 2019

SAMOA – Police in Samoa are warning people not to defy curfew orders under a state of emergency for the country’s measles outbreak.

Samoa in shutdown

Tuesday December 03, 2019

Prime minister closes government offices in effort to fight measles

Samoa’s government is to shut down on Thursday and Friday this week so all public sector workers can help with the country’s mass measles vaccination campaign.

Tonga close to hitting target

Saturday November 30, 2019

TONGA – Health authorities in Tonga say they are close to having achieved their measles vaccination targets and are hopeful the rate of new cases will decrease soon.

Death toll rises to 42

Saturday November 30, 2019

Samoa’s top health official says the measles epidemic is yet to peak

Red Cross workers under pressure

Thursday November 28, 2019

SAMOA – Samoa’s measles epidemic and national efforts to immunise have put Red Cross workers under huge pressure as the death toll continues to rise.

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