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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.
COVID-19 lockdown linked to fall in early childhood vaccination in England, a rise in Scotland

COVID-19 lockdown linked to fall in early childhood vaccination in England, a rise in Scotland

Global economic recovery at risk due to COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Global economic recovery at risk due to COVID-19 vaccine inequity

Study suggests COVID-19 vaccine confidence and hesitancy in the UK driven by trust, not misinformation

Study suggests COVID-19 vaccine confidence and hesitancy in the UK driven by trust, not misinformation

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

India's Mission Indradhanush improves vaccination outcomes for children

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

23 million children missed out on basic vaccines in 2020 due to COVID-19, new data shows

Clinical observations show acute myocarditis developed after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Clinical observations show acute myocarditis developed after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

Public opinion surveys could be used to understand regional variation in vaccine hesitancy, say experts

Phenomenological model describes and regularizes COVID-19 data

Phenomenological model describes and regularizes COVID-19 data

Could polio vaccines induce cross-reactive antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2?

Could polio vaccines induce cross-reactive antibodies that target SARS-CoV-2?

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

First spatial scan analysis helps identify hotspots of undervaccinated children

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Prior vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus associated with less severe COVID-19

Joint ICMRA and WHO statement explains how COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety, effectiveness

Joint ICMRA and WHO statement explains how COVID-19 vaccines are regulated for safety, effectiveness

The potential of mRNA vaccines for a wide range of diseases

The potential of mRNA vaccines for a wide range of diseases

Researchers review environmental risk assessments for recombinant COVID-19 viral vector vaccines

Researchers review environmental risk assessments for recombinant COVID-19 viral vector vaccines

Experts offer plausible solutions to mitigate zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture

Experts offer plausible solutions to mitigate zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture

Childhood vaccination rates in Texas have dropped steeply during COVID-19 pandemic

Childhood vaccination rates in Texas have dropped steeply during COVID-19 pandemic

Old vaccines can stimulate the immune system to provide protection against other infectious diseases

Old vaccines can stimulate the immune system to provide protection against other infectious diseases

Reusing old vaccines to boost innate immunity against COVID-19

Reusing old vaccines to boost innate immunity against COVID-19

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Study shows more evidence that vaccines are safe for children, adults

Can certain aircraft boarding procedures increase SARS-CoV-2 transmission risks?

Can certain aircraft boarding procedures increase SARS-CoV-2 transmission risks?