November 15 - Samoan Government declares a state of emergency for the measles outbreak.
Samoa has attributed the first case of measles to someone who travelled from New Zealand to the Pacific country in late August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) confirmed to Stuff. Vaccination was also administered to 3, 427 children from 6 months to 19 years of age and young females of childbearing age.
O'Brien said that an anti-vaccine group had been stoking these fears further with a social media campaign, lamenting that "this is now being measured in the lives of children who have died in the course of this outbreak".
Measles has been largely worn out in developed worldwide locations just like the United States and UK because of nationwide vaccination packages, however it's lethal and spreads extraordinarily quick in areas the place folks have not had the jab.More news: Kim Jong-Un fires 'unidentified projectile' on Thanksgiving
Officials have blamed the low rates in part on fears sparked a year ago when two babies died after receiving measles vaccination shots.
The Samoan government has scrambled to vaccinate a quarter of the population (57,000 out of 200,000) since the outbreak began.
Anti-vaxxers have been blamed for a killer measles outbreak in Samoa that has killed 42 folks, the vast majority of whom have been kids beneath 4.
Additionally, some families are not seeking vaccination but are instead getting help from alternative healers to cure their children's measles infections.
Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand have reported outbreaks of their own, but they have not yet reached the levels seen in Samoa.More news: Tina Turner turns 80: "I look great, I feel good, I’m happy!"
"An Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) will work alongside Samoan health personnel to provide urgent care to critically ill patients, support vaccinations and develop public health messages", Senator Payne said.
The message Wilson wanted to share with New Zealanders was to be supportive of the vaccination programme.
New Zealand would also finance 100,000 more vaccines for measles and rubella, Peters added.
Maidaborn says another essential way New Zealanders can help the situation in Samoa is to make sure, if they are travelling to and from Samoa, they are vaccinated.
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Andrea Chapman, a Kiwi nurses, said in a statement published on November 27th "We're educating people that the vaccination takes 14 days until it is fully effective".