29 November 2021

Routine vaccines: extraordinary impact: Measles

Measles is one of the world’s most contagious viruses. It can impair sight, hearing and cause brain inflammation and pneumonia. But even though it can be prevented by a vaccine, outbreaks in unvaccinated children continue to erupt even in the world’s wealthiest countries – in 2019, the USA saw its largest measles outbreak for a quarter of a century.

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