Monday, November 25, 2019

Samoa measles epidemic worsens with 24 children now dead

Nov. 25, 2019, 11:48 AM EST
By Associated Press

Authorities said Monday that a measles epidemic sweeping through Samoa continues to worsen with the death toll rising to 25, all but one of them young children.


The median age of those who have died is 13 months, according to government figures. The deaths include 24 children under the age of 5, 11 of whom were infants under 12 months. The other person who died was in their 30s.


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