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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.
Special issue supports a national program to improve access to PrEP for preventing the spread of HIV

Special issue supports a national program to improve access to PrEP for preventing the spread of HIV

Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are concerned about contracting monkeypox

Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are concerned about contracting monkeypox

What the polio case in New York tells us about the end of polio

What the polio case in New York tells us about the end of polio

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine

Cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after exposure to avian coronavirus vaccine

Incorporating a coronavirus antigen into MMR vaccine to produce COVID-19 immunity in kids

Incorporating a coronavirus antigen into MMR vaccine to produce COVID-19 immunity in kids

India, Pakistan tackle backslide in child immunizations

India, Pakistan tackle backslide in child immunizations

Stopping 'budding' viruses in their tracks

Stopping 'budding' viruses in their tracks

Conservative blocs unleash litigation to curb public health powers

Conservative blocs unleash litigation to curb public health powers

Using microparticles to create 'self-boosting' vaccines

Using microparticles to create 'self-boosting' vaccines

Novel point-of-care biosensing device detects measles virions in human saliva

Novel point-of-care biosensing device detects measles virions in human saliva

DZNE and Intravacc receive € 2.5 million EU funding to develop a prototype ALS vaccine

DZNE and Intravacc receive € 2.5 million EU funding to develop a prototype ALS vaccine

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

‘Free’ screening? Know your rights to get no-cost care

How Pfizer won the pandemic, reaping outsize profit and influence

How Pfizer won the pandemic, reaping outsize profit and influence

The effect of immunization with bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine on the incidence of COVID-19

The effect of immunization with bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine on the incidence of COVID-19

Addressing parents' hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID

Addressing parents' hesitancy to vaccinate their children against COVID

CDC updates on possible modes of monkeypox virus transmission

CDC updates on possible modes of monkeypox virus transmission

Persistence of viral RNA following acute infection

Persistence of viral RNA following acute infection

What role do children play in household transmission of COVID-19?

What role do children play in household transmission of COVID-19?

Research highlight reports on the observed differences in transmissibility and pathogenicity of Omicron vs. earlier variants of SARS-CoV-2

Research highlight reports on the observed differences in transmissibility and pathogenicity of Omicron vs. earlier variants of SARS-CoV-2

World Immunization Week 2022: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance on the equitable and sustainable use of vaccines

World Immunization Week 2022: Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance on the equitable and sustainable use of vaccines