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What are measles? Why was it a threat to children in the 1950's?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: The measles virus

This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims.
It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines.

In brief: The measles virus

This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims.
It has been credited with decimating the native american population in the US after arriving with the Spanish. After the measles vaccine was developed, the frequency declined. It is still deadly and still occurring in the US, more now that some refuse vaccines.
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