Unvaccinated people in Samoa are told to mark homes with red flags amid measles crisis

In this November 2019, image from video, masked children wait to get vaccinated at a health clinic in Apia, Samoa. Samoa closed all its schools on Monday, Nov.18, 2019, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak. For the past three weeks, the Pacific island nation of 200,000 people has been in the grip of a measles epidemic that has been exacerbated by low immunization rates. (TVNZ via AP) TKTT814 TKTT814

Racing to contain the measles outbreak that has killed 60 people amid low vaccination rates, the government of Samoa has turned to a twist on a disease-control tactic going back centuries.Officials told the public Tuesday to hang red flags or cloth outside houses where people have not been vaccinated, to help teams embarking on a...

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