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Deadly measles complication affects more kids than previously thought –study

October 31, 2016

A fatal complication of measles, the neurological disorder subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), which affects patients years after infection may be more common the doctors previously thought, according to a study that stressed the importance of vaccinations against the highly contagious disease. The risk of acquiring SSPE was previously believed to be about 1-in-1,700, based on […]

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