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The Truth About the Measles - The return of the world's most contagious disease.

Annie Sparrow This article appeared in the March 23-30, 2015 edition of The Nation.
Measles, like polio and smallpox, is a horrible disease - it's still a major killer of young children in the developing world. The creation of a vaccine was widely welcomed. Measles is so contagious that it is used as the indicator disease to show deficits in immunization coverage of all vaccine-preventable diseases-which means the problem goes well beyond measles. We are now seeing outbreaks of whooping cough in the US, mumps in Britain and tuberculosis more widely.

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Baba Brinkman – So Infectious

Ebola. Measles. Bird flu. Get the straight dope from this "rap guide to infection" from the creator of the Off-Broadway hit show "The Rap Guide to Evolution."

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