One-Shot Vaccine for Measles

Many a mother still believes that measles is one of those unavoidable childhood illnesses and amounts to nothing more than a seven-day siege of spots and fever with no lasting ill effects, but doctors know better. Every year, thousands or tens of thousands of children develop pneumonia from measles, and many of them die. Even worse is the fate of many of the 4,000 or so each year who develop encephalitis and do not die but are doomed to spend the rest of their lives in homes for the mentally retarded. Between...

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