Door-to-door measles vaccination campaign across Samoa

epa07369897 A nurse from township public health department prepares to inject measles and rubella vaccine during a regular vaccinating session in Yangon, Myanmar, 14 February 2019. Myanmar has scheduled supplementary measles immunizations campaign from 17 to 28 February 2019 which will cover about 580,000 children aged between 9 months and 15 years old at seven townships in Yangon where the epidemic of measles breaks out. Myanmar public health department on 13 February 2019 announced that they found out 248 laboratory-confirmed measles cases in Yangon between 01 to 04 February 2019 which is relatively high compared to 646 laboratory-confirmed cases of measles in the whole of 2018. EPA-EFE/LYNN BO BO

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The government of Samoa announced Wednesday that it will suspend all business activity to conduct a door-to-door vaccination campaign across the country on Dec. 5-6 against measles, which since October has killed 60 people, 52 of them under the age of four.

In the South Pacific nation, which has a population of less than 200,000, 4,052 cases of measles have been recorded since the beginning of the outbreak, 171 of which were recorded in the last 24 hours, the government of Samoa reported Wednesday.

 

Via EFE-EPA

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