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Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. It remains a leading cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. An estimated 197 000 people died from measles in 2007, mostly children under the age of five.

Measles is caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family. The measles virus normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and the lungs. It is a human disease not known to occur in animals.
Italy bans unvaccinated children from school amid measles outbreak

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school amid measles outbreak

New Zealand faces dangerous measles outbreak with 25 confirmed cases

New Zealand faces dangerous measles outbreak with 25 confirmed cases

Virginia Tech professor uses mathematical modeling simulations to assess vaccine efficacy

Virginia Tech professor uses mathematical modeling simulations to assess vaccine efficacy

Comprehensive analysis of sewage reveals antimicrobial resistance levels worldwide

Comprehensive analysis of sewage reveals antimicrobial resistance levels worldwide

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

A mumps quarantine in La. may encroach on rights of detained immigrants

A mumps quarantine in La. may encroach on rights of detained immigrants

Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

New analysis shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in saving children's lives in India

New analysis shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in saving children's lives in India

Ethan Lindenberger's vaccine debate heads to congress

Ethan Lindenberger's vaccine debate heads to congress

Association found between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy

Association found between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ debate: Who’s going to pay

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ ‘Medicare-for-all’ debate: Who’s going to pay

A parent-to-parent campaign to get vaccine rates up

A parent-to-parent campaign to get vaccine rates up

Darla Shine joins anti-vaccination campaigners, increases threat of measles outbreak in US

Darla Shine joins anti-vaccination campaigners, increases threat of measles outbreak in US

New process efficiently reprograms stem cells in one step using measles virus vector

New process efficiently reprograms stem cells in one step using measles virus vector

Measles alert at Sydney airport

Measles alert at Sydney airport

Misinformation is causing measles cases to rise worldwide

Misinformation is causing measles cases to rise worldwide

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A ‘healthy’ state of the union

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A ‘healthy’ state of the union

Measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant

Measles outbreak sends vaccine demand soaring, even among the hesitant

Measles warning in Western Australia

Measles warning in Western Australia