Samoa measles: ‘the children are deteriorating in front of our eyes’

The children of Manono Village where one 18-month-old child has died of measles. Photo: RNZ / Alex Perrottet

“I took them to the hospital, the vaccine is very important.” School teacher Fa’i Fruean was taking no risks with his two daughters after the death of a 15-month-old with measles in his village near Apia this week. “Measles is the virus inside our body and the vaccine is the key to protect,” he said. […]

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