Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 17, 2019

Samoa declares state of emergency over measles

Samoa has declared a state of emergency, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings, after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands. The island state of just 200,000, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, declared a ...

Measles cases tripled this year, WHO says

World / Science & Health Aug 14, 2019

Measles cases tripled this year, WHO says

Measles cases nearly tripled globally during the first seven months of the year compared to the same period in 2018, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, amid growing concern over public resistance to the vaccine. So far this year, 364,808 measles cases were reported around ...