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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.
5 reasons to wear a mask even after you’re vaccinated

5 reasons to wear a mask even after you’re vaccinated

Could intranasal SARS-CoV-2 vaccines be a practical alternative to intramuscular shots?

Could intranasal SARS-CoV-2 vaccines be a practical alternative to intramuscular shots?

SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses

SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop more effective flu vaccines

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop more effective flu vaccines

Credible fact checking can effectively reduce vaccine misinformation on social media

Credible fact checking can effectively reduce vaccine misinformation on social media

Large proportion of UK population hesitant over COVID-19 vaccine

Large proportion of UK population hesitant over COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers evaluate changes in measles vaccination rates before COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers evaluate changes in measles vaccination rates before COVID-19 pandemic

Pediatricians want kids to be part of COVID vaccine trials

Pediatricians want kids to be part of COVID vaccine trials

New polio vaccine is the first to work on mutated form of the virus

New polio vaccine is the first to work on mutated form of the virus

COVID-19 herd immunity threshold far higher than previously thought, say researchers

COVID-19 herd immunity threshold far higher than previously thought, say researchers

Feds look to pharmacists to boost childhood immunization rates

Feds look to pharmacists to boost childhood immunization rates

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

COVID-19 Peer Hub program works to tackle vaccine hesitancy amid pandemic

COVID-19 Peer Hub program works to tackle vaccine hesitancy amid pandemic

MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19

MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19

Existing UV light technology has potential to be effective against Covid-19

Existing UV light technology has potential to be effective against Covid-19

Measles outbreaks likely to occur as an unexpected consequence of COVID-19 pandemic

Measles outbreaks likely to occur as an unexpected consequence of COVID-19 pandemic

Strategizing pediatric healthcare preparedness for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Strategizing pediatric healthcare preparedness for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Global measles cases increase to 869,770 in 2019

Global measles cases increase to 869,770 in 2019

Mask wearing, social distancing considerably reduce incidence of many diseases

Mask wearing, social distancing considerably reduce incidence of many diseases

UNICEF and WHO issue urgent call to action to avert measles, polio epidemics

UNICEF and WHO issue urgent call to action to avert measles, polio epidemics