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Measles and immune amnesia

2019-09-06 20:55:39.67212+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Why The Measles Surge Could Open The Door To A Host Of Other Diseases. Measles erases immunity:

But it wasn't until 2015 that Mina and his collaborators were able to do a comprehensive statistical analysis of data reaching back to the 1940s. They found spikes in deaths from other childhood infections were directly predicted by measles outbreaks. And the effect lasted two to three years beyond the measles outbreak.

Since the publication of that finding — in the journal Science — researchers have found additional evidence for the immune amnesia hypothesis.

Including BMJ Open: Impact and longevity of measles-associated immune suppression: a matched cohort study using data from the THIN general practice database in the UK

[ related topics: Children and growing up Databases ]

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