Measles

  • Francis L. Black
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Abstract

In 1948, Kenneth Maxcy(78)wrote in a chapter on epidemiology,The simplest of all infectious diseases is measles.” That was before the virus had been isolated or any serological test had become available. Several complicating situations have been found in the intervening years, but they are rare, and Maxcy’s statement is as true now as it was 40 years ago.

Keywords

Influenza Diarrhea Egypt Encephalitis Argentina 

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  • Francis L. Black
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  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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