“More than 5000 measles cases have been reported in Samoa since the outbreak began in mid-October, the government says.
“The death toll from Samoa's measles outbreak remains at 72 - the same as yesterday's toll.
“About 90 percent of the measles-related fatalities are aged four years or younger.
“According to the latest figures released today, 5080 measles cases have been reported since the outbreak began, with 85 recorded in the last 24 hours.
“As of 12 December, 93 percent of Samoa's population has been vaccinated.”
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