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Measles Can Spread Further Than Thought on Airplanes: Study
Date:3/20/2013

dvice about what people should do in such cases.

Another possible strategy would be to use email or other types of electronic messaging to alert all passengers who may have been exposed to measles on flights.

Measles, a highly contagious virus, is a leading killer of children globally even though a vaccination is available. In 2011, measles caused 158,000 deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about measles.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, news release, March 19, 2013


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