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Samoa measles outbreak: WHO blames anti-vaccine scare as death toll hits 39

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UN agency says fall in vaccination rates has paved way for ‘huge outbreak’ in Pacific island nation A measles epidemic in Samoa has killed 39 people, with the World Health Organization (WHO) blaming an anti-vaccine messaging campaign for leaving the Pacific island nation vulnerable to the spread of the virus. The UN health agency warned that a steep decline in vaccination rates in Samoa had paved the...

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