Three More Babies Die of Measles – Death Toll 68.

Admissions include 17 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 1 pregnant woman and 1 postnatal at TTMH.

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Three more babies have died. Two aged 1-4 and a baby 6-11 months.

There are 17 critically ill children in ICU/HDU,  as well as 1 pregnant and 1 postnatal mother at TTMH.

Our District Hospitals continue to have new cases admitted and treated within very limited resources and below international standard conditions.

As at today there are, “5 at Poutasi District Hospital, 2 at Lalomanu DH, 22 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 4 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 4 at Foailalo DH, 1 Sataua DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital”.

LATEST REPORT ISSUED SUNDAY 8TH 11PM:

NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTRE: (PRESS RELEASE 22) December 8, 2019

UPDATE ON THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

The Ministry of Health confirms a total of 4,581 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 121 recorded in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 159 measles cases who are in-patients at all health facilities. Of this, 120 are at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital (TTMH), 5 at Poutasi District Hospital, 2 at Lalomanu DH, 22 at the Leulumoega Rural District Hospital, 4 at the Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital (MTIIH) 4 at Foailalo DH, 1 Sataua DH and 1 at Safotu District Hospital. Admissions include 17 critically ill children in ICU/HDU and 1 pregnant women and 1 postnatal at TTMH.

The total number of measles cases admitted to all hospitals recorded for the outbreak to date is 1,439. Of that, 1,212 (84%) patients have been discharged. Recovery rate remains the same since the last update.

To date, 68 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 3 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

VACCINATION UPDATE:
As of December 7th, 2019, approximately 90% of all eligible people in Samoa are vaccinated against measles.

The estimated vaccination coverage in both Upolu and Savaii are:
o 85% of the targeted infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years old
o 96% of the targeted children aged 5 to 19 years old
o 105% of the targeted women aged 20 to 35 years old
o 86% of the targeted remaining population in Samoa

NEOC continues to be the focal point providing collaboration and operational coordination amongst all stakeholders, with advice and technical guidance from MOH for the duration of the Emergency Period.

Please direct all enquiries to the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) on telephone number 997, and 911 for Emergencies.

—ENDS—