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Measles Riskier Than Thought, New Study Shows

Measles is more serious than commonly thought, according to new research. A deadly neurological disorder called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, can strike children years after they've recovered from measles, and researchers report that the secondary condition affects more children than previously believed. It was thought that SSPE occurred in one in 100,000 people who contracted the childhood illness. The latest data — announced at IDWeek, the annual professional...

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