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Authorities under fire over American Samoan pinkeye epidemic

Authorities under fire over American Samoan pinkeye epidemic

Updated 22 April 2014, 9:09 AEST

Health authorities in American Samoa have come under fire for their handling of an epidemic of conjunctivitis, or pinkeye.

The outbreak led to school closures, economic losses and disruption to the annual Flag Day celebration.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Monica Miller, journalist, American Samoa

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