The Samoa measles crisis appears to have ended with the most recent measles related death reported on 5 January.
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Wednesday 15 January 2020
Monday 9 December 2019
The Ministry of Health said 440 people had been confirmed or suspected to have contracted measles in the current outbreak, from October 1 to December 2 in Tonga. However, it is estimated that at least 70% have already recovered.
Sunday 17 November 2019
Mandatory vaccinations, a crackdown on public gatherings and a closure of all schools are now in force in Samoa as the country struggles to contain a measles epidemic, so far reported to have caused the deaths of five infants and one adult.
Monday 11 November 2019
The number of confirmed or suspected measles cases in Tonga had climbed to 177, at 5 November, with most cases experiencing a mild illness, according to the latest health situation report released on 6 November.
Tuesday 22 October 2019
Tonga's Ministry of Health today issued a Measles Alert after 13 members of a Tongan school rugby team developed measles after returning from New Zealand this month. Measles is a highly infectious disease and the public is urged to be vigilant for symptoms and to get immunized, especially if they are traveling overseas.
Wednesday 10 July 2019
From infrastructure damage caused by extreme weather events to drought-induced food insecurity, there are many climate risks for which the world should urgently be preparing. But one of the areas where climate change poses arguably the most significant risk is barely being discussed: human health. By Seth Berkley.
Friday 23 March 2007
Vaccinating poultry is an important tool in the worldwide battle against the H5N1 virus combined with several other control instruments, according to an international scientific conference that ended in Verona today.