Measles Leaves Us Vulnerable to Infections Both Old and New, Study Finds

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A measles infection can wipe our immune system’s memory and even leave us weaker against new infections. (Credit: infohay/Shutterstock)

As the number of measles cases rises in the U.S, research reveals a new way the disease can leave patients vulnerable to future infections.

Published in Science Immunology, an examination of measles patient immune systems showed that the disease didn’t just leave some children less capable of fighting off infections they had already encountered. It also d

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