- an acute infectious disease occurring mostly in children, characterized by catarrhal and febrile symptoms and an eruption of small red spots; rubeola.
- any of certain other eruptive diseases.Compare German measles.
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Ferrari has been analyzing how these disruptions will affect measles outbreaks around the world over the next couple of years.The Hard Lessons of Modeling the Coronavirus Pandemic|Jordana Cepelewicz|January 28, 2021|Quanta Magazine
From 2000 to 2016, reported measles cases worldwide plunged from 853,479 to 132,490.Measles has come back with a vengeance in the last several years|Aimee Cunningham|November 13, 2020|Science News
The pandemic is interrupting measles vaccine programs around the world.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse.|Julia Belluz|November 12, 2020|Vox
In 2019, even before covid-19, vaccine misinformation thrived on the platform as measles outbreaks spread across the US.
I want to make a vaccine that’s going to be so powerful it is going to be like the measles vaccine, which gives you long-term immunity and a very powerful protection level, you know, 90% to 95%.
A powdered form of the measles vaccine could make delivery safer and easier around the world.
The current FDA-approved measles vaccine consists of live but weakened measles virus that is injected into the arm.
So the new inhaled powder measles vaccine may in a few years turn out to be an easier way to protect kids from measles.
From 1962-1965, there was a worldwide epidemic of rubella, the so-called “German measles.”Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction|Sean B. Carroll|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the last outbreak of measles in Mississippi was reported in 1992, according to the state department of health.Mississippi: Last In Everything, First In Vaccinations|Brandy Zadrozny|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Scarlet fever is frequently accompanied by eosinophilia, which may help to distinguish it from measles.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
On their perilous journey an attack of measles increased their discomforts.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
First love is merely the more picturesque successor of measles and whooping-cough.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Insist upon keeping a scarlet fever or measles patient out of school until all scaling has ceased.
Chickenpox is almost a harmless disease, but it is more infectious than even measles.