Issue Date: May 11, 2015
Getting The Measles Is A Double Whammy
The measles doesn’t just make you sick. The lingering effects of the disease compromise the immune system for several years, leaving the body open to greater risk of contracting and dying from other infectious diseases, according to a study (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa3662). The finding helps explain why the introduction of measles vaccines has prevented many more deaths in the countries studied than researchers had expected. Michael J. Mina and Bryan T. Grenfell . . .
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