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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.
Themis, Max-Planck-Innovation sign license agreement to develop and commercialize oncolytic virotherapies

Themis, Max-Planck-Innovation sign license agreement to develop and commercialize oncolytic virotherapies

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

Research finds drop in number of measles cases in the EU/EEA since March 2018

Research finds drop in number of measles cases in the EU/EEA since March 2018

Healthcare budget cuts contribute significantly to resurgence of measles

Healthcare budget cuts contribute significantly to resurgence of measles

Immunization shots effective at preventing measles

Immunization shots effective at preventing measles

Anti vaccination and divisive propaganda by Russian trolls and Twitter bots

Anti vaccination and divisive propaganda by Russian trolls and Twitter bots

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Researchers use super-resolution microscope to unravel secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Researchers use super-resolution microscope to unravel secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Research provides new insights about when booster meningitis vaccines are needed

Research provides new insights about when booster meningitis vaccines are needed

Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments

Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments

UTHealth experts reveal how everyone can make a difference in infection control

UTHealth experts reveal how everyone can make a difference in infection control

Scientists use cryo-ET techniques to capture images of measles viruses

Scientists use cryo-ET techniques to capture images of measles viruses

Researchers develop low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone to detect infections

Researchers develop low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone to detect infections

Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For

Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For

ECDC analysis highlights measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults

ECDC analysis highlights measles vaccination gaps in teenagers and young adults

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination

Computer-based intervention to increase parents’ knowledge about HPV vaccination