Study suggests how measles wipes out body’s immune memory

A new Harvard study shows measles wipes out 11 percent to 73 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity, which underscores the importance of measles vaccination.

Stephanie Dutchen
Oct. 31, 2019 | harvard

~12 mins   

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Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell
June 11, 2019 | harvard

~24 mins   

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