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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.
Progress in meningitis lags far behind other vaccine-preventable diseases, analysis shows

Progress in meningitis lags far behind other vaccine-preventable diseases, analysis shows

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

InDevR's new VaxArray to improve potency testing for measles and rubella vaccines

Rubella eliminated from Australia confirms WHO

Rubella eliminated from Australia confirms WHO

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Measles can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health

Themis, Max-Planck-Innovation sign license agreement to develop and commercialize oncolytic virotherapies

Themis, Max-Planck-Innovation sign license agreement to develop and commercialize oncolytic virotherapies

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

The feds’ termination of a tiny contract inflames bitter fight over fetal tissue

Research finds drop in number of measles cases in the EU/EEA since March 2018

Research finds drop in number of measles cases in the EU/EEA since March 2018

Healthcare budget cuts contribute significantly to resurgence of measles

Healthcare budget cuts contribute significantly to resurgence of measles

Immunization shots effective at preventing measles

Immunization shots effective at preventing measles

Anti vaccination and divisive propaganda by Russian trolls and Twitter bots

Anti vaccination and divisive propaganda by Russian trolls and Twitter bots

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Researchers use super-resolution microscope to unravel secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Researchers use super-resolution microscope to unravel secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Vaccine schedule is a must-have on child’s back-to-school checklist

Research provides new insights about when booster meningitis vaccines are needed

Research provides new insights about when booster meningitis vaccines are needed

Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments

Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments