MEASLES

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign

Published 14/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The South Pacific island nation of Samoa on Saturday extended a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak which has killed [more…]

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Published 09/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end [more…]

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

Published 07/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Published 01/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to [more…]

Samoa measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children

Samoa measles outbreak kills 20, mostly children

Published 23/11/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Deaths related to measles, mostly among small children, have more than tripled to 20 in the past week on the Pacific island [more…]

Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific

Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific

Published 17/11/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Samoa declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to [more…]

U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak

U.S. records one new case in measles outbreak

Published 11/11/2019

(Reuters) - One new case of measles was reported this weekend in the United States, with the country suffering its worst outbreak of the highly [more…]

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

Measles surveillance lags in U.S. workplaces, expert says

Published 02/08/2019

(Reuters Health) - - Monitoring for measles in U.S. workplaces needs improvement, especially in the healthcare sector, an occupational safety expert argues. Measles cases have [more…]

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

U.S. records 22 new measles cases, bringing year’s total to 1,044

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak [more…]