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Serious Concerns about Measles 

The global spike in highly contagious measles presents more concerns than initially thought. Childhood measles can have long-term impact into adulthood. For example, if you had measles as a child and become a smoker with asthma, the long-term impact is contribution to breathing problems - post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-aged adults, according to findings from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS).

That problem compounds the even more serious concern that this preventable disease kills more than 100,000 people each year. The good news is that more people are getting vaccinated as the facts come out about the seriousness and the value of immunization. Healthcare providers need to continue to present the facts and help get the word out.

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