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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.
Beating the pavement to vaccinate the underrepresented — and protect everyone

Beating the pavement to vaccinate the underrepresented — and protect everyone

Asymmetrical vaccine distribution could promote vaccine evading mutations in SARS-CoV-2

Asymmetrical vaccine distribution could promote vaccine evading mutations in SARS-CoV-2

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Can COVID-19 cause hearing loss, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Study tests the effects of messages about vaccination in televised news reports

Study tests the effects of messages about vaccination in televised news reports

The hype has faded, but don’t count out convalescent plasma in Covid battle

The hype has faded, but don’t count out convalescent plasma in Covid battle

Hearing loss, other auditory problems strongly linked with Covid-19

Hearing loss, other auditory problems strongly linked with Covid-19

Study: 8 out of 10 Spanish health professionals are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Study: 8 out of 10 Spanish health professionals are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Living with a COVID-19 case brings worse symptoms and stronger antibody response

Living with a COVID-19 case brings worse symptoms and stronger antibody response

What childhood vaccine rates can, and can’t, teach us about Covid vaccines

What childhood vaccine rates can, and can’t, teach us about Covid vaccines

New SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate produces strong immune response, prevents SARS-CoV-2 infection

New SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate produces strong immune response, prevents SARS-CoV-2 infection

Speaking whilst infected with COVID-19 may cause it to spread

Speaking whilst infected with COVID-19 may cause it to spread

Live attenuated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate shows protective efficacy in vivo

Live attenuated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate shows protective efficacy in vivo

Could measles virus vectors be used for a new COVID-19 vaccine?

Could measles virus vectors be used for a new COVID-19 vaccine?

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

How have COVID-19 pandemic school closures impacted the health of children globally?

Nasal antiviral blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

Nasal antiviral blocks SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets

Viral ExoN regulates the rate of recombination in SARS-CoV-2

Viral ExoN regulates the rate of recombination in SARS-CoV-2

Why even presidential pressure might not get more vaccine to market faster

Why even presidential pressure might not get more vaccine to market faster

Busting myths on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Busting myths on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

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?