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Samoa is finally crawling its way out of a measles epidemic

December 30th, 2019

It’s been a rough couple of months for the residents of the island nation of Samoa. A measles outbreak has made island life a lot more difficult, with over 5,600 infected individuals and a total of 81 deaths thus far. The outbreak was fueled by an anti-vaccination movement that has been festering on the island …

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Anti-vaccination trend is fueling deadly measles outbreak in Samoa

November 27th, 2019

The island nation of Samoa is in the midst of a truly devastating measles epidemic. Over 2,600 confirmed cases of the disease have been tallied, with hundreds of new cases being added by the day. A total of 33 people have died at last count, including dozens of children. When disease begins to spread across …