Measles is such an infectious disease that it is ill at almost any age. If the child is not vaccinated, then they often become ill at the age of 1 to 5 years. Babies are ill very rarely up to a year, because they have a small number of external contacts and they still retain passive immunity, which they received from their mother during intrauterine development. From ancient times, measles was considered an extremely dangerous disease due to high mortality, especially among children. Not so long ago in the Russian Empire, almost every fifth sick child suffered from measles, and the disease itself was better known as the plague.
Against measles, various preventive measures began in 1916. But morbidity and deaths decreased hundreds of times only after a measles vaccine was developed.
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