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measles epidemic

Photo of MMR vaccine and needle
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Only 62% of school children in American Samoa have completed the two doses of the Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccination, prompting health officials to take action. Because of the current outbreak in neighboring Samoa, the Department of Health is urging parents to make...
A Samoa measles poster.[
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's government has confirmed a measles epidemic. Seven cases had been confirmed, and it said the death of a one-year-old last week was also likely to be because of measles. In a statement, Samoa's government said test results back from Australia showed two adults and five children...