Measles Epidemic in Samoa

December 5, 2019

As of today 62 people, mostly very young children have died in the Samoa measles outbreak. Samoa has a 30% vaccination rate and so far 4,000 have been infected and currently 200 are hospitalized. Measles is transmitted through the air and can infect 2 days after a sick person has left a room.

Emergency vaccinations and temporary hospital beds are in progress.
People outside Samoa can donate through UNICEF in New Zealand
https://www.unicef.org.nz/appeal/samoa-measles-emergency
Bless you!

Measles Samoa
On 2 December 2019, Wanda Faitala, 31, holds her six-month-old son Azamat as he receives a measles vaccination in Leauvaa Village, as part of a UNICEF-supported National Vaccination Campaign.

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