How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory

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Study shows measles wipes out 20 to 50% of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity. Measles-ravaged immune system must ‘relearn’ how to protect the body against infections. Study details mechanism and scope of this measles-induced ‘immune amnesia.’ Findings underscore importance of measles vaccination, suggesting those infected with measles may benefit from booster shots of all previous childhood vaccines.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191031204630.htm">Science Daily</a>

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