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Measles makes a dangerous comeback


May 31, 2019

Measles. I remember the classes in medical school talking about different childhood diseases which I hoped I would never see. Measles was one of them. We studied about it: symptoms include fever, cough, conjunctivitis, rash and coryza (runny nose). We were tested on it, but thankfully never saw the disease. At one point in America, it was thought to be eradicated. What a great victory for the health of the public. It was one less devastating disease to worry about.

As you have heard in the news, measles has been making a strong comeback. If the virus gets introduced to a region where the p...

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