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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.
Majority of people infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount robust antibody response

Majority of people infected with mild-to-moderate COVID 19 mount robust antibody response

Readers and tweeters shed light on vaccine trials and bias in health care

Readers and tweeters shed light on vaccine trials and bias in health care

Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a vaccine

Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a vaccine

Researchers study the dynamics of airborne transmission

Researchers study the dynamics of airborne transmission

Older males who have recovered from COVID-19 are best plasma donors for treatment

Older males who have recovered from COVID-19 are best plasma donors for treatment

Future waves of COVID-19 will likely lead to further school closures

Future waves of COVID-19 will likely lead to further school closures

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

Sub-second heat inactivation of coronavirus

Sub-second heat inactivation of coronavirus

COVID takes challenge of tracking infectious college students to new level

COVID takes challenge of tracking infectious college students to new level

Qatar worker communities may have attained herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2

Qatar worker communities may have attained herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2

Corralling the facts on herd immunity

Corralling the facts on herd immunity

New T-cell-based vaccine strategy provides broader protection against seasonal influenza

New T-cell-based vaccine strategy provides broader protection against seasonal influenza

Belief in pandemic conspiracy theories is an obstacle to minimize the spread of COVID-19

Belief in pandemic conspiracy theories is an obstacle to minimize the spread of COVID-19

Immunization is critical to protect current and future generations from preventable diseases

Immunization is critical to protect current and future generations from preventable diseases

Anti-CD73 molecule CPI-006 activates B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2

Anti-CD73 molecule CPI-006 activates B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2

Azelastine antihistamine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in nasal tissue in vitro

Azelastine antihistamine inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in nasal tissue in vitro

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?

Ghana’s community-based surveillance is enabling early detection of preventable diseases

Ghana’s community-based surveillance is enabling early detection of preventable diseases

Convalescent plasma fails to improve outcome of COVID-19 in India

Convalescent plasma fails to improve outcome of COVID-19 in India