Samoa’s measles crisis continues. As of December 12, there have been 4,995 confirmed cases of measles and 72 deaths. With increasing vaccination coverage the situation is slowly improving.

The following article by Katherine Gibney may help to provide some clarification as to how this disaster occurred.

The Conversation: Measles in Samoa: how a small island nation found itself in the grips of an outbreak disaster 


For further information about measles, please refer to our MVEC page:  Measles