27 Nov 2019

Death toll rises to 33 in Samoa measles epidemic

From Checkpoint, 5:12 pm on 27 November 2019

There's been another death in Samoa's measles epidemic, bringing the toll to 33.

All but four of the deaths are children - under the age of four - including one who died in the past day.

About 200 people with the disease remain in hospital.

A mass vaccination campaign is underway and dozens of New Zealand nurses are in Samoa to assist.

Jonathan Mitchell has the latest.