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Ep 21 Measles: The Worst Souvenir

Ep 21 Measles: The Worst Souvenir

Update: 2019-03-0538
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You’ve seen the recent headlines and heard the news reports, but they’re only part of this deadly virus’s story. This week we’re covering the rest. We take you on a one-of-a-kind tour of measles, exploring how this vaccine-preventable virus can wriggle its way into your cells and cause short-term misery and long-term damage. Then we trace the history of this notorious killer from its bovine beginnings to the devastation it wreaked on unexposed populations. The tour ends with a look at measles by the numbers around the world today. If you take home one souvenir from this tour, let it be gratitude for vaccines!

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Jess Y

I copied this directly from the internet. These aren't my own words. "Contagion scenario: The deadly disease in the movie is modeled off a combination of influenza and a virus called Nipah, which causes inflammation of the brain and respiratory disease"

May 27th
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Elias Kass

does anyone know the name of the book they mention, with the maps of measles ravagings?

Mar 10th
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Jess Y

Elias Kass I'd like to know too. David someone?

May 27th
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Ep 21 Measles: The Worst Souvenir

Ep 21 Measles: The Worst Souvenir