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 Nurse April Wilson (L) and team leader Luisa Popo preparing vaccinations
Apia, SAMOA — Another baby has died in Samoa from measles as the epidemic claims its 79th life. The infant was younger than 12 months and died in the past day according to Samoa's Ministry of Health. A further 31 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours which continues a slowing in the number of...
Nurse Fa'atafa Tavita (R) speaking with a father holding his child at the Apia Town Clinic
Apia, SAMOA — Another child under the age of five has died in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 77 on Thursday (Samoa time). The age group makes up almost all of the dead - 121 people remain in hospital, including 17 critically ill children. There were another 53 measles cases recorded...
 A girl receiving a vaccine
Apia, SAMOA — More than 5000 measles cases have been reported in Samoa since the outbreak began in mid-October, the government says. The death toll from Samoa's measles outbreak remains at 72 - the same as yesterday's toll. About 90 percent of the measles-related fatalities are aged four years or...
Taupau Tauleave Toluono (standing) along with ASG personnel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government-organized “Fesoasoani mo Samoa Fundraising” to help the Independent State with its measles epidemic officially kicked off yesterday morning where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga made a $10,000 donation. The opening ceremony...
Taupau Tauleave Toluono (standing) along with ASG personnel
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government-organized “Fesoasoani mo Samoa Fundraising” to help the Independent State with its measles epidemic officially kicked off yesterday morning where Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga made a $10,000 donation. The opening ceremony...