Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID far from becoming endemic: WHO

COVID-19 is far from becoming an endemic disease and could still trigger large epidemics around the globe, the World Health Organization said Thursday.


New research underscores the importance of the measles vaccine

As vaccines for COVID-19 begin to be distributed across the globe this week, new research from Western University underscores the importance of vaccination against the measles virus, another pathogen that has caused numerous ...

Medical research

Measles origin finding could inform COVID-19 research

An international group of researchers has tackled the controversial question of when measles first emerged, finding it could be linked to the rise of large cities. The team sequenced the genome of a measles strain from 1912 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: A history of the measles virus and why it's so tenacious

The measles virus has been a part of human life for thousands of years. A recent study suggests that it appeared about 4,000 years ago, originating from a virus affecting livestock. That was also the time when cities were ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hopes Samoa measles epidemic close to peaking

The death toll from a measles epidemic in Samoa edged up to 33 Wednesday, as experts expressed hope the outbreak in the Pacific island nation was close to "burning itself out".

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