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Morbillivirus Infections: An Introduction

Research on morbillivirus infections has led to exciting developments in recent years. Continue reading

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Measles, MMR and the Media

“Scholars have argued that in risk communication a dilemma exists between the media functions of informing the media audience about rational risk behavior, and providing an arena for public deliberation about risk. Optimizing the information function would suggest that media … Continue reading

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UK measles cases at highest level for 18 years 

2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994. Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at the HPA, said: “Coverage of MMR is now … Continue reading

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Measles on Merseyside – failure of herd immunity

From 1 January to 30 June 2012, 359 confirmed and 157 probable cases of measles were reported in Merseyside, England. The most affected age groups were children under five years and young adults from 15 years of age. Most cases … Continue reading

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The nucleocapsid protein of measles virus blocks host interferon response

Measles virus (MV) belongs to the genus Morbillivirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. A number of paramyxoviruses inhibit host interferon (IFN) signaling pathways in host immune systems by various mechanisms. Inhibition mechanisms have been described for many paramyxoviruses. Although there are … Continue reading

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Negative strand RNA viruses – the state of the art

It was my priveledge to work with Brian Mahy many years ago. Brian has just retired as long-serving Editor of Virus Research, and his swansong is an excellent special issue on negative strand RNA viruses – an important read for … Continue reading

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Measles virus fusion and entry

“Trigger microdomains” at the interface of paramyxovirus fusion complexes constitute attractive targets for the design of novel antivirals. Functional and biochemical analyses of the fusion complex may allow the development of future therapeutics and prophylactics against these viruses. Continue reading

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Measles Returns

In the 1990s, experts thought they were close to eliminating measles for good. Now it’s back. Continue reading

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Fabulous Measles Timeline

Fabulous Measles Timeline from History of Vaccines. Continue reading

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