NIAID Director Fauci, Colleagues Discuss Importance Of Measles Vaccinations In NEJM Perspective Piece

MedPage Today: NIAID Director: Measles Not a ‘Trivial Disease’
“…Growing numbers of measles outbreaks in the U.S., as well as abroad, threaten children, pregnant women, as well as cancer patients and patients living with HIV, according to Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and colleagues. … While the U.S. has had 555 cases of measles in 20 states confirmed this year through April 11, the authors [of a New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece] also noted recent measles epidemics around the world, citing a 31% increase in the number of measles cases from 2016 through 2017…” (Walker, 4/17).

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