Ads by Google Ads by Google

measles epidemic

Anti-vaxxer Taylor Winterstein (l) and Dr Brad Robinson (r)
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — An Australian doctor has blasted a high-profile anti-vaccination advocate for dubbing Samoa "NaziSamoa" for its mandatory vaccine efforts. The island nation's measles outbreak has worsened, claiming claimed 33 lives, despite the country's Mass Vaccination Campaign. Taylor ...
Malia Lameta and Joyce Purcell with boxes of donations
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — There's been another death in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 33. All but 4 of the deaths are children under the age of 4, including one who died in the past 24 hours. In that same period, another 249 measles cases were reported, bringing the total to more...
Measles posters on display in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's top health official is appealing for help with the measles epidemic as the death toll continues to rise. At least 22 people have died — all but one of them children — and almost a dozen kids are in intensive care. Immunization against measles has been made mandatory under law...
Measles posters on display in Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — Two more people in Samoa have died in the measles outbreak that's killed 22. Samoa's Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said 153 new measles cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1797. About 92 percent of the 147 people being treated at health...
The Lady Naomi in Pago Pago harbor
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While Samoa's government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it, American Samoa is fighting rumors about 14- 18 passengers off the Lady Naomi that were allowed to disembark at the Pago wharf without immunization records...
A team from the local Dept. of Health - stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A resident or non-resident of American Samoa who is 63-years old or older entering or departing to/ from Samoa or other places where there is a measles outbreak, are “immune” to measles and not required to provide proof of immunization shots. This is according to the...
Two nurses in Samoa wearing masks during the measles epidemic
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand's Minister for Pacific Peoples is warning holiday travel to Samoa may worsen the measles epidemic. On Tuesday, the Samoan government said 16 people had died from the disease, of which more than 1100 cases have been reported. Aupito Su'a William Sio said he was...
Tu'ivale Luamanuvae beside the graves of his three children
Apia, SAMOA — Local media in Samoa is reporting there have now been 16 deaths, 15 of which are children, as the nation's measles crisis continues to cause a state of emergency. The number is up from 11 reported the day before. 1 NEWS Pacific correspondent Barbara Dreaver told TVNZ1’s Breakfast...
Nurse carries vaccine delivery of MMR in Samoa
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand has announced a deployment of 18 more vaccination nurses to support the Samoan government's response to the measles epidemic. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said that would bring the total number of New Zealand nurses up to 30 working in Samoa over...
 A team from the local Dept. of Health - stationed at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — People traveling between here and the independent state of Samoa are being given MMR shots at the Pago Pago International Airport, as part of a massive effort to prevent a measles outbreak in the territory. DOH clarified last week, that for families planning to travel to...

Pages