11 Oct 2019

Suspected measles case in Samoa connected to Auckland outbreak

From , 5:02 am on 11 October 2019

Samoa's health officials are awaiting absolute confirmation after an adult tested positive in Samoa for measles, which is thought to have been transmitted from the Auckland outbreak.

The Ministry of Health held a press conference in Apia late Wednesday and RNZ Pacific's correspondent says if lab results sent on to Melbourne are positive, for even one measles case, an outbreak would be declared.

Jenny Meyer reports.

A Samoan measles poster.

A Samoan measles poster. Photo: Samoa Ministry of Health