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'''Measles''' is a highly-infectious, generally harmless childhood disease. However, it is dangerous to infants and unvaccinated adults. A [[vaccine]] became widely available in 1963, but coverage is not universal worldwide, nor among victims of the [[anti-vaccination movement]]. About 2 per 1000 of those who contract measles will suffer death or permanent disability, usually brain damage resulting from [[encephalitis]].
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'''Measles''' is a highly-infectious, generally harmless childhood disease. However, it is dangerous to infants and young children, and unvaccinated adults. A [[vaccine]] became widely available in 1963, but coverage is not universal worldwide, nor among victims of the [[anti-vaccination movement]]. About 2 per 1000 of those who contract measles will suffer death or permanent disability, usually brain damage resulting from [[encephalitis]].
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Latest revision as of 05:18, 9 February 2019

Measles is a highly-infectious, generally harmless childhood disease. However, it is dangerous to infants and young children, and unvaccinated adults. A vaccine became widely available in 1963, but coverage is not universal worldwide, nor among victims of the anti-vaccination movement. About 2 per 1000 of those who contract measles will suffer death or permanent disability, usually brain damage resulting from encephalitis.

Further Reading