Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

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Dec 092019
 

Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end of the week as the measles-ravaged Pacific island nation languishes under a growing death toll that has now hit 70.

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Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

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Dec 092019
 

A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has “serious epidemic potential”, global health and infectious disease specialists said on Monday.

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