Measles Emergency Ends – level 1

06-01-2020 15:00

The government in Samoa ends the state of emergency. It starts in November last year. At that time, very many people become ill with measles. It is an infectious sickness. It is dangerous for children.

During the emergency, young people cannot go to schools. All people need the vaccination.

In 2013, 90% of babies in Samoa get the vaccination. However, after some problems, the situation changes. In 2018, two children die. They get a bad vaccine. After this, people are scared. They do not want the vaccination.

Last year, 5,600 people become sick from measles. 81 people die.

Difficult words: state of emergency (a serious situation when a government needs extra help), infectious (a sickness that one person can pass very easily on another person), vaccination (an act when a doctor gives somebody an injection that keeps the person healthy).

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