By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In an update on the measles outbreak in Samoa, the Samoan government reported an additional 249 cases in the last 24 hours.

This brings the outbreak total to 2,686 measles cases to date.

An additional measles related death was reported, bringing the death tally to 33.










The Samoa Ministry of Health declared a measles outbreak on 16 October. There is widespread
community transmission, with the outbreak strain the same as that causing the current outbreak in New Zealand.

A state of emergency was declared on 15 November.