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Another child dies amid Samoa measles outbreak, bringing death toll to 81

Another young child has died from Samoa's measles outbreak, bringing the death toll to 81.

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The Samoan Ministry of Health has confirmed 23 new cases of the disease in the last 24 hours. Source: 1 NEWS

The Samoan Ministry of Health confirmed today that a child under the age of five has died within the past 24 hours, according to the Samoa Observer.

Most of the 81 victims since the outbreak began in mid-October have been children under the age of five.

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