The number of victims of the epidemic of measles in Samoa has risen to 48 people

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Closed schools, carried out mass vaccinations, public gathering are limited.

In the island nation of Samoa in Polynesia due to a measles outbreak has killed 48 people since mid-October. It is reported Xinhua citing the Ministry of health of Samoa in Voskresenie, 1 Dec.

It is noted that balista of the 48 deaths are children under the age of four years. Only for the last day were recorded with four deaths.

According to the Ministry, at the moment, there were 3530 cases, 173 of them in the last 24 hours. A total of 191 people were hospitalized.

Currently, Samoa introduced a state of emergency. The schools are closed, carried out mass vaccinations, public gathering are limited.

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