THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who contract measles aren’t out of the woods after their rash fades and their fever subsides.  They’re then more vulnerable to other bacterial and viral infections — even those they’ve already been vaccinated against or have had before.

That’s because measles virus attacks the cells that serve as the immune system’s memory, wiping out established resistance to disease, a pair of new studies report.

 

Credit: CDC . Goldsmith; William Bellini, Ph.D.
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