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Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

Posted on November 06, 2019

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

The New York Times and CNN have published articles that explore how measles can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself. The articles reference new studies published in Science and Science Immunology. Per the NYT article: The weakened immunity leaves a child vulnerable for several years to other dangerous infections like flu and pneumonia. The damage […]

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