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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.
Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you

Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you

Antiviral compound from banana plants shows potential for clinical use against influenza

Antiviral compound from banana plants shows potential for clinical use against influenza

Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001

Survey finds US adults see vaccines as less important than they did in 2001

Researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that protect infants against infections

Researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that protect infants against infections

Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects

Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects

The WHO calls for more funding to help curb world’s worst measles outbreak

The WHO calls for more funding to help curb world’s worst measles outbreak

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

NYU Langone Health announces launch of a multidisciplinary Vaccine Center

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

ART may not be completely effective in restoring immune protection, study suggests

California's vaccine policy improved immunization coverage

California's vaccine policy improved immunization coverage

Novel HIV vaccine shows promise

Novel HIV vaccine shows promise

Measles comeback attributed to anti-vaccination campaigns

Measles comeback attributed to anti-vaccination campaigns

Study looks at flu vaccine requirement for children, caregivers in U.S. child care centers

Study looks at flu vaccine requirement for children, caregivers in U.S. child care centers

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: We spend how much on health care?

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: We spend how much on health care?

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

Samoa shuts down country for mass measles vaccinations

Samoa shuts down country for mass measles vaccinations

Samoa measles epidemic escalates as death toll reaches 32

Samoa measles epidemic escalates as death toll reaches 32

Measles heralds state of emergency in Samoa

Measles heralds state of emergency in Samoa

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Legislation and rising incidence of vaccine preventable diseases – the connection explored

Limiting the spread of vaccine-related misinformation in social media

Limiting the spread of vaccine-related misinformation in social media

Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies viruses

Uncovering the secret weapon of rabies viruses