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Vaccines work. Without them, epidemics of otherwise preventable disease happen. When epidemics happen, people die.
Refusing to vaccinate is a decision that not only puts your own family at risk, it can lead to the suffering of a whole community. When outbreaks occur, it’s often the babies too young to have their own vaccines, or the elderly or frail, who are the ones that pay the ultimate price. But not always — the thing about vaccine preventable diseases is that they are serious, and can cause death and injury and suffering in anyone, no matter how fit or strong they are.
Love•protect•vaccinateNATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE: (PRESS RELEASE 18) December 4, 2019
UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK
The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,052 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 171 recorded in the last 24 hours.
There are currently 177 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 142 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 4 at Poutasi District Hospital, 1 at Lalomanu DH, 22 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 6 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 1 at Foailalo DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital. Admissions include 20 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 3 pregnant women and 2 postnatal at TTMH.
The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,246. Of that, 1,009 (81%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate has remained constant since the last update.
To date, 60 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 2 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
As of December 3rd, 2019, the estimated vaccination coverage in both Upolu and Savai’i are:
o 73% of infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years old
o 86% of children aged 5 to 19 years old
o 79% of women aged 20 to 35 years old
o 50% of the remaining population in Samoa
NEOC continues to be the focal point providing collaboration and operational coordination amongst all stakeholders, with advice and technical guidance from MOH for the duration of the Emergency Period.
Please direct all enquiries to the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) on telephone number 997, and 911 for Emergencies.
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