Measles may reduce immunity against other illnesses

Unvaccinated children who recovered from a measles infection had an 11% to 73% decline in immune system antibodies, but no antibody reductions were observed among infants following measles, mumps and rubella immunization, researchers reported in the journal Science Immunology. Youths had reductions in B cells that combat new infections 40 days after developing measles. click on title above to read the article and watch a short video.  Since you’re not yet a Sigma Xi member you’ll have to click the little box “not right now – take me to the story”