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Measles Vaccine's wider benefits

Measles Vaccine's wider benefits

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu May 21, 2015 3:31 pm

Epidemiologists may finally understand why the Measles vaccine has for 50 years also kept kids from dying from other infectious diseases, too. The reason for this has been a mystery, until recently. The puzzle may now finally be resolved.

It thus also appears that Measles vaccination, with these known wider benefits, could get a boost of popularity worldwide if this news should spread further to clinicians and governments.

The rather fascinating basic story is here, in an NPR report of May 21, 2015:

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlaye ... 524&live=1

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