US govt supports American Samoa’s efforts to combat measles

MMR vaccinations underway in American Samoa. Picture: RNZ

The US government has released nearly half-a-million dollars to support efforts to prevent the spread of measles in American Samoa. With 11 confirmed cases of the disease, the territory has declared a public health emergency with border restrictions imposed, schools closed and public gatherings restricted. To date, an epidemic in neighbouring Samoa has claimed the lives of 83 […]

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