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Study: Measles Can Weaken Immune System as Long as 3 Years

A new study says measles can continue to weaken the body's immune system for up to three years, much longer than previously known. Researchers in the journal Science say measles plays havoc with what they call "immune amnesia," a phenomenon that destroys the immune system's ability to remember how to fight off other illnesses, including pneumonia and meningitis. Princeton University professor Jessica Metcalf, a co-author of the study, said that "in other words,...

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