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Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against measles as it lifted a two-day curfew imposed amid an outbreak that has killed 65 in recent weeks. FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N.… Read More »

Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »