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  • Measles infections erase immunological memory

    Measles infections are not harmless - they can cause disease courses that may be of fatal outcome. Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) in co-operation with researchers from the UK and the Netherlands have now found out that measles viruses erase part of the immunological memory over sever more

  • Important host protein revealed for measles, mumps, and HRSV infections

    One approach in developing new medicines to treat virus infections is to search for components of the host cell which viruses require to enter the cell and replicate. In an international research collaboration, scientists at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut discovered that ABCE1, a member of the ABC transp more

  • How well do vaccines work? Research reveals measles vaccine efficacy

    "For many infectious diseases, we rely on herd immunity to prevent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable infections. Herd immunity is the protection of the 'herd,' our population, by preventing infections in the vast majority people," said Kate Langwig, an infectious disease ecologist at Virginia Tech. " more

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Measles Measles, also known as rubeola, is a disease caused by a virus, specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus . Measles is spread through respiration (contact with fluid s from an infected person's nose and mouth, either ... more


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