Oncolytic Measles Virotherapy and Opposition to Measles Vaccination
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Recent measles epidemics in US and European cities where vaccination coverage has declined are providing a harsh reminder for the need to maintain protective levels of immunity across the entire population. Vaccine uptake rates have been declining in large part because of public misinformation regarding a possible association between measles vaccination and autism for which there is no scientific basis. The purpose of this article is to address a new misinformed antivaccination argument—that measles immunity is undesirable because measles virus is protective against cancer.
Published at Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0000