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BABY DEATHS

The courthouse in Apia, Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Two nurses accused of killing two babies in Samoa have pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court at Apia. The two accused, Leutogi Te'o and Luse Emo Tuavale, entered a not guilty plea to manslaughter, conspiracy to defeat the course of justice and negligence. The women remain on bail...
Safotu Hospital in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Nurses Association of Samoa has questioned the decision of the Ministry of Police to charge a nurse over the deaths of two toddlers in Savai’i when the findings of a postmortem are yet to be made known. The Nurses Association president, Solialofi Papalii, told the Samoa Observer...
Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — A nurse in Samoa is facing criminal charges including one of negligence after two babies died last month. The one year olds died straight after receiving the vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella. Samoa's Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil said the nurse has also been...
Measles, MMR vaccine (file photo)
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — There is a high likelihood medical error was to blame for the deaths of two infants in Samoa following their MMR vaccinations, a vaccinologist and senior lecturer says. The one-year-olds died earlier this month, minutes after receiving the jab for measles, mumps and...