Samoa has ended its six-week state of emergency over the measles outbreak that killed dozens and infected thousands more. The South Pacific island nation, which is home to a population of just 200,000, had been gripped by the highly infectious disease since November. The epidemic killed 81 people, most of whom were babies and young children, and infected more than 5,600 others. Samoa has ended its six-week state of emergency over the measles outbreak that killed dozens and infected thousands more. Pictured: A one-year-old child receiving the MMR vaccination at a Samoan hospital earlier this month Many people also marked their houses with red flags in Apia, the country’s capital, to indicate that they had not been vaccinated for measles to warn others But the government said in a statement late on Saturday that the emergency orders put in place last month had now ended. The decree had included aggressive measures to contain the virus such as closing schools and restricting travel. Many people also marked their houses with red flags in Apia, the country’s capital, to indicate that they had not been vaccinated for measles in order to warn others. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Britain’s smoking ban is hailed the country’s greatest… Australians… Read full this story
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