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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.
Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

Study highlights the need to better understand immunity against mumps virus

Study highlights the need to better understand immunity against mumps virus

Pins and needles: Pinterest tackles spread of vaccine misinformation

Pins and needles: Pinterest tackles spread of vaccine misinformation

Individual’s trust and proximity to disease outbreak may affect vaccination attitudes

Individual’s trust and proximity to disease outbreak may affect vaccination attitudes

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

Measles back in UK three years after elimination

Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic condition

Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic condition

Fear, trust, likelihood of exposure influence people’s willingness to be vaccinated

Fear, trust, likelihood of exposure influence people’s willingness to be vaccinated

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

New statement lays down recommendations to combat fall in vaccination rates

New statement lays down recommendations to combat fall in vaccination rates

State broadens investigation of doctors for issuing questionable vaccination exemptions

State broadens investigation of doctors for issuing questionable vaccination exemptions

Vaccine drama on display in California’s Capitol

Vaccine drama on display in California’s Capitol

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

Measles vaccination associated with health, schooling benefits among children

California vaccine bill amended to appease governor

California vaccine bill amended to appease governor

A proposal to make it harder for kids to skip vaccines gives powerful voices pause

A proposal to make it harder for kids to skip vaccines gives powerful voices pause

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

Children up to date on pertussis vaccine schedule have low risk of developing whooping cough

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak

How measles detectives work to contain an outbreak

Public health leaders issue statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance

Public health leaders issue statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance

U.S. measles outbreak worst in 25 years

U.S. measles outbreak worst in 25 years