Scientists Crack A 50-Year-Old Mystery About The Measles Vaccine
The public health benefits of measles vaccine is much stronger than originally expected.
"In some developing countries, where infectious diseases are very high, the reduction in mortality has been up to 80 percent," says Michael Mina, a postdoc in biology at Princeton University and a medical student at Emory University.
"We found measles predisposes children to all other infectious diseases for up to a few years," Mina says.
It turns out that the statement, "that which does not kill me only makes me stronger" does not apply to measles. #vaccinate #measles