Questions about measles in Samoa
In this BMJ report by Owen Dyer, it states that 3149 cases have been reported, and "so far 42 people have died from measles, almost all young children". So is this a death rate of around 13 per 1000 cases? Is that not extraordinary? But what do these figures mean anyway...? How were those 3149 cases verified? What is the vaccination and health background of the 42 people who are reported to have died? How many who were diagnosed with measles, and who died, were too young to be vaccinated and may have lacked measles antibodies from vaccinated mothers? And so many other questions...
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