The Government of Samoa has declared a measles epidemic after a two-month-old boy died, believed to be from the disease.
The government said there was a total of seven confirmed cases - two adults and five children.
It comes after the baby boy was admitted to hospital on October 8 suffering febrile convulsions, cough and skin rash typical of measles associated with severe dehydration. He had not been vaccinated against measles and later died.
The case is awaiting laboratory confirmation, however.
"The Ministry of Health advises and encourages the public to get vaccinated against measles," the post said, listing facilities offering the service.
As well as vaccinating, it also advised people to avoid crowded areas and public gatherings, keep sick children home from school, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands, stay hydrated, treat any illness symptoms and seek medical advice if illness worsens.
In New Zealand, two unborn babies have died after their mothers contracted the disease.
There has been over 1600 cases of the disease in this country.