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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.
Redefining tuberculosis classification to enhance early detection and treatment

Redefining tuberculosis classification to enhance early detection and treatment

Study reveals why COVID-19 antibodies fade quickly

Study reveals why COVID-19 antibodies fade quickly

Measles outbreak in Illinois underscores critical need for vaccination

Measles outbreak in Illinois underscores critical need for vaccination

UKHSA data shows continued increase in whooping cough cases

UKHSA data shows continued increase in whooping cough cases

Empathetic correction of misinformation can improve attitudes towards vaccination, study shows

Empathetic correction of misinformation can improve attitudes towards vaccination, study shows

Collaborative analysis of disease and death drivers in Gaza conflict

Collaborative analysis of disease and death drivers in Gaza conflict

Florida defies CDC in measles outbreak, telling parents it’s fine to send unvaccinated kids to school

Florida defies CDC in measles outbreak, telling parents it’s fine to send unvaccinated kids to school

Urgent call for increased measles vaccination in the EU/EEA

Urgent call for increased measles vaccination in the EU/EEA

LSHTM researchers receive £2m funding to develop novel vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

LSHTM researchers receive £2m funding to develop novel vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

Media stories on parental vaccine hesitancy drive a false narrative, distort reality

Media stories on parental vaccine hesitancy drive a false narrative, distort reality

Researchers assess effectiveness of contact tracing in controlling COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers assess effectiveness of contact tracing in controlling COVID-19 pandemic

Evidence from Malawi: Typhoid conjugate vaccine provides protection for up to four years

Evidence from Malawi: Typhoid conjugate vaccine provides protection for up to four years

How fringe anti-science views infiltrated mainstream politics — and what it means in 2024

How fringe anti-science views infiltrated mainstream politics — and what it means in 2024

Montana’s effort to expand religious exemptions to vaccines prompts political standoff

Montana’s effort to expand religious exemptions to vaccines prompts political standoff

Higher local Ebola incidence causes lower child vaccination rates

Higher local Ebola incidence causes lower child vaccination rates

Study reveals intestinal helminth infection diminishes T cell response to COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

Study reveals intestinal helminth infection diminishes T cell response to COVID-19 mRNA vaccine

University of Oxford launches first-in-human trial of the ChAdOx1 NipahB vaccine

University of Oxford launches first-in-human trial of the ChAdOx1 NipahB vaccine

Study reveals how measles virus mutates and spreads in the human brain

Study reveals how measles virus mutates and spreads in the human brain

R21/Matrix-M vaccine gets WHO green light for global rollout

R21/Matrix-M vaccine gets WHO green light for global rollout

Gavi commits more than US$1.8 billion to support vaccine production in Africa

Gavi commits more than US$1.8 billion to support vaccine production in Africa

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