Nov. 26, 2019 — The passing toll in a measles plague sweeping Samoa has come to 25, and all but one of the casualties have been young children, an official said Monday.
More than 140 new cases were reported within the past day, bringing the full to approximately 2,200 since the scourge began last month, Samoa’s Chief General of Health Leausa Take Naseri said in a video statement, the Associated Press detailed.
So far, 679 individuals have been conceded to clinic during the outbreak, and about 183 remain hospitalized. Almost 20 basically ill children are in clinic seriously care units.
Samoa announced a state of crisis nine days ago, closed all schools, prohibited children from public social occasions and requested all people to induce vaccinated. Teams have been regulating thousands of immunizations, the AP reported.