Samoa's Deadly Measles Epidemic Is A Cautionary Anti-Vax Tale

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11 Dec 2019 · 14 minutes

Samoa's Deadly Measles Epidemic Is A Cautionary Anti-Vax Tale
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Thousands of Samoans have contracted the measles virus since the first cases started to show up back in October, more than 70 have died, most of them children.

How can a disease that is almost wiped out in other parts of the world, take such a strong hold in the Pacific Island? We find out how a mistake by two nurses last year has led to the deaths of so many in 2019.

CREDITS 

Host/Producer: Claire Murphy 

Executive Producer: Elle Beattie 

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri 

Thanks to our special guest Mamamia Senior News Reporter Gemma Bath

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