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The history of measles

Many infectious diseases are thought to have emerged in humans after the Neolithic revolution. While it is broadly accepted that this also applies to measles, the exact date of emergence for this disease is controversial. In a recent study from CViSB investigators and colleagues, the genome of a 1912 measles virus was sequenced from a formalin-preserved lunch, representing the oldest…
Kristian Andersen
January 11, 2020