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Measles is caused by a highly infectious, airborne pathogen: measles virus. This PrimeView focuses on the transmission of this virus and explains how cheap and safe vaccines can be used to prevent transmission and eliminate measles globally.

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Measles. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16050 (2016).

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