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Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but by early June, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1,022 cases in 28 states, the most since 1992. The disease is occurring in clusters of unvaccinated people who, for religious, personal, or medical reasons, have refused to be vaccinated or to have… Read More »

Dear Dr Nina: ‘What’s the risk to my sister’s baby of catching the measles? She is currently breastfeeding’

Q: My sister has just had a baby and lives abroad. She intended to travel back to Ireland as soon as she got her child’s passport, but now she is terrified of her baby catching the measles due to all the media stories of people not vaccinating their children. I believe children are not vaccinated… Read More »

Measles: The forgotten killer

As a medical student, the place I dreaded most was the ward at the children’s hospital where they kept the chronic ventilator patients. Unlike the other floors, where there was shouting and laughter and tears, and all the commotion and turbulence of youth, here it was dark and lifeless and eerie, with no sound except… Read More »