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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.
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

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

FIRS calls for an end to preventable deaths from pneumonia

Researchers condemn Trump administration’s human fetal tissue ban

Researchers condemn Trump administration’s human fetal tissue ban

Climate change spreading deadly virus in marine mammals

Climate change spreading deadly virus in marine mammals

RCSB Protein Data Bank at Rutgers receives $34.5 million funding

RCSB Protein Data Bank at Rutgers receives $34.5 million funding

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Measles wipes out other immune memories

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

Measles resets children’s immune systems to a “baby-like” state

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

Study shows how measles virus causes immune amnesia

New TB vaccine: mid-phase trials confirm safety, long-term prevention

New TB vaccine: mid-phase trials confirm safety, long-term prevention

New analysis provides insight into dangerous conditions in U.S. immigrant detention centers

New analysis provides insight into dangerous conditions in U.S. immigrant detention centers

Vaccine for Lassa fever set to enter clinical testing in humans

Vaccine for Lassa fever set to enter clinical testing in humans

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

New discovery brings scientists closer to developing an RSV vaccine

Vaccine for deadly RSV could be on the way, scientists say

Vaccine for deadly RSV could be on the way, scientists say

30 percent of the world’s children not protected against rubella

30 percent of the world’s children not protected against rubella

EIB and Univercells sign EUR 20 million loan agreement to advance delivery of vaccines

EIB and Univercells sign EUR 20 million loan agreement to advance delivery of vaccines

Australians traveling overseas urged to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date

Australians traveling overseas urged to make sure their measles vaccinations are up to date