Samoa is experiencing a rather large epidemic of measles brought on by vaccine hesitancy from parents after a mishap with the MMR vaccine last year in which two nurses “pleaded guilty to negligence causing manslaughter.”
Recently, measles has made a comeback in countries around the world where it was eliminated. Cases imported by un-vaccinated people have triggered local outbreaks in places around the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, the World Health Organization and Public Health England have announced that measles is no longer considered eliminated in the United Kingdom. The United States and other developed nations where measles was once considered eliminated might be next.