A boy receives a vaccine during a nationwide campaign against measles in Samoa. Photo: Unicef/AFP
How did Samoa’s measles outbreak start?
  • Public health experts warn the outbreak is a cautionary tale for any nation where vaccination rates drop below 90 per cent
  • The Philippines, which has coverage of just 67 per cent, has the largest outbreak in Southeast Asia with more than 42,000 cases this year
5 Aug 2020 - 6:26PM