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Coronavirus fears spur drop in childhood vaccinations and could lead to new measles outbreaks

Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of ...
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Are coronavirus fears breathing new life into old childhood diseases?

Fear among vulnerable patients that they may contract and succumb to a COVID-19 infection is completely understandable. It is less ...
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We’ve been dealing with measles for at least 2,000 years, genetic analysis suggests

In the 10th century, Persian physician Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi wrote about patients with fever, anxiety and full-body rashes — ...
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Measles wreaks havoc on body’s immune system, making it susceptible to other infections, study shows

Measles wages war on cells of the immune system. Now two tallies of the carnage, described in the Nov. 1 Science and Science ...
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Historical amnesia: Measles outbreaks remind us why it’s perilous to forget life before vaccines

I suffer, like most people, from a notorious Catch-22: Vaccines save us from diseases, then cause us to forget the ...
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We’ve almost eradicated Polio. But recent measles outbreaks show us why the battle isn’t over.

[T]he polio campaign must push on across the finish line. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. ... For ...
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‘The numbers’ tell us that anti-vaxxers may not be to blame for recent measles outbreaks

On June 5, the number of measles cases in the U.S. this year passed 1,000, a milestone the country last ...
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‘Immune amnesia’: Why measles makes you more vulnerable to infections that cause pneumonia, ear infections, diarrhea

The most iconic thing about measles is the rash — red, livid splotches that make infection painfully visible. But that ...
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Undervaccinated US population adds tinder for blaze of measles outbreaks

U.S. health officials are putting all they have into extinguishing measles outbreaks, many of them raging in cities throughout the ...
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Why recent measles outbreaks may represent a ‘new normal’

Back near the start of this century, before the full damage of Andrew Wakefield’s debunked study linking measles vaccine and ...
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Amidst measles outbreaks, ‘massive’ new study proves again that vaccines don’t cause autism

A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. In science ...