The Freewinds cruise ship is docked at the port of Castries, the capital of St Lucia on Thursday. Photo: AP

Scientology cruise ship Freewinds quarantined at Caribbean port of St Lucia after measles case

  • 134-metre vessel is normally based in Curacao and is used for religious retreats
  • Ship has asked for 100 doses of measles vaccine, which St Lucia authorities are providing for free
Topic |   Measles outbreak

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The Freewinds cruise ship is docked at the port of Castries, the capital of St Lucia on Thursday. Photo: AP
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Between one and three people in every 1,000 who catch measles will die. File photo: AFP

Measles outbreak: 170 million children under 10 unprotected as global anti-vax movement surges

  • Measles has been on the rise globally. More than 110,000 cases were reported in the first three months of 2019, according to the WHO
  • The anti-vax phenomenon has been fuelled by medically baseless claims spread on social media
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Between one and three people in every 1,000 who catch measles will die. File photo: AFP
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