Measles: island schools to reopen

SCHOOLS in American Samoa are due to reopen on January 6 after being shut since December 6 following the country's measles outbreak.
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Staff Reporter

The Department of Health reports there have been no new confirmed measles cases in several weeks, Radio New Zealand International reported.
 
However, there are four suspected measles cases pending lab testing. That includes a two-year-old, who was admitted on Christmas day.
 
Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga said all schools and day-care centres should re-open on January 6, but all other restrictions of the emergency public health declaration remained in place.
 
Health Director Motusa Tuileama Nua said the immunisation of unvaccinated children was the department's main goal.
 
Just on 98% of children 12 months and older have received their first dose.
 
In the four-years-and-older category, 90% have completed both doses, with the remainder still requiring the second shot.

 

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