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

Vishwadha Chander | 
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?

Jeffrey Singer | 
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

Erin Blakemore | 
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

Laura Sanders | 
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

Richard Conniff | 
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.

Helen Branswell | 
[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

Daniel Engber | 
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

Laura Sanders | 
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

Helen Branswell | 
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’

Helen Branswell | 
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

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