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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.
Study: One-third of younger people in São José do Rio Preto lack antibodies against measles

Study: One-third of younger people in São José do Rio Preto lack antibodies against measles

Deaths of Chinese children, adolescents from infectious diseases prior to COVID-19 found to be rare

Deaths of Chinese children, adolescents from infectious diseases prior to COVID-19 found to be rare

Study looks at Russian trolls that polarize vaccination efforts

Study looks at Russian trolls that polarize vaccination efforts

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment

Blood centers will collect plasma from COVID-19 survivors in bid for treatment

Virus-scanning tool could identify previously undetected cases of COVID-19 infections

Virus-scanning tool could identify previously undetected cases of COVID-19 infections

Eight strains of coronavirus afflicting the world

Eight strains of coronavirus afflicting the world

What takes so long? A behind-the-scenes look at the steps involved in COVID-19 testing

What takes so long? A behind-the-scenes look at the steps involved in COVID-19 testing

Coronavirus is not mutating rapidly, hope for vaccine development

Coronavirus is not mutating rapidly, hope for vaccine development

New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines

New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines

Testing shortages force extreme shift in strategy by local health officials

Testing shortages force extreme shift in strategy by local health officials

Routine childhood vaccination linked to long-term schooling attainment among adults in India

Routine childhood vaccination linked to long-term schooling attainment among adults in India

Maine voters consider U-turn on vaccine exemptions

Maine voters consider U-turn on vaccine exemptions

New studies explore risk factors and public health concerns over coronavirus

New studies explore risk factors and public health concerns over coronavirus

Study sheds new light on the immune system’s ability to deal with co-infection

Study sheds new light on the immune system’s ability to deal with co-infection

As the coronavirus spreads, Americans lose ground against other health threats

As the coronavirus spreads, Americans lose ground against other health threats

Scientists developing a combined vaccine to fight most malignant brain tumor

Scientists developing a combined vaccine to fight most malignant brain tumor

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Social media users most misinformed about vaccines

Measles re-emerging globally

Measles re-emerging globally

Researchers map key atomic structures in measles, mumps, flu and RSV

Researchers map key atomic structures in measles, mumps, flu and RSV

England reports highest rates of mumps

England reports highest rates of mumps