DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20194029

Global outbreak of deadly measles in 2019

Ved Prakash Mishra, Suraj Twanabasu, Susan Kusma, Sunil Paudel

Abstract


Measles is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus, especially a Paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus, a single stranded negative sense RNA virus. Infants younger than 12 months, school-aged children or young adults depending upon local immunization practice are highly susceptible for the disease. 


Keywords


Measles, Deadly threat, MMR vaccine

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