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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.
Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Experts Suggest Compulsory Measles Vaccination in Children Could Prevent Epidemic

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Vaccination helps protect the public from measles

Exploring the possibility of a broadly effective dengue vaccine

Exploring the possibility of a broadly effective dengue vaccine

Researchers identify 25 counties to be most at risk for measles outbreaks in the U.S.

Researchers identify 25 counties to be most at risk for measles outbreaks in the U.S.

Newsom changes course on plan to pay for immigrant health coverage

Newsom changes course on plan to pay for immigrant health coverage

14 years of investigations reveal how Nipah virus spreads from person to person

14 years of investigations reveal how Nipah virus spreads from person to person

A plan to cover immigrants would divert public health dollars

A plan to cover immigrants would divert public health dollars

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

UK Government to 'consider all options' to control measles outbreak

Study shows large differences in the risk of transmission in measles outbreaks

Study shows large differences in the risk of transmission in measles outbreaks

Globally measles at an all time high

Globally measles at an all time high

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

The return of the measles: are we going backward?

The return of the measles: are we going backward?

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Febrile seizures following vaccination are self-resolving and not dangerous

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Study: Measles outbreaks may become more frequent if vaccination rates continue to decline

Measles epidemic kills over 1,200 in Madagascar

Measles epidemic kills over 1,200 in Madagascar

Several low-and middle-income countries need more effective child vaccination strategies

Several low-and middle-income countries need more effective child vaccination strategies

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study provides overview of potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

New study reveals five facts about allergies to vaccines

Exemptions surge as parents and doctors do ‘Hail Mary’ around vaccine laws

Exemptions surge as parents and doctors do ‘Hail Mary’ around vaccine laws