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Vaccines can prevent fatal complications from measles

A new study confirms measles can lead to fatal complications that go beyond the disease itself. The research is out Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Repor...

A new study confirms measles can lead to fatal complications that go beyond the disease itself.

The research is out Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports. It shows nearly a third of measles cases present side complications. They include pneumonia , hepatitis, and viral meningitis.

Measles is preventable with a vaccine, but the researchers say anti-vaccination campaigns have contributed to an increase in cases in children and adults.