How The #Measles Virus Became A Master of Contagion


Updated February 6, 2015 ‚óŹ 439 views
How The #Measles Virus Became A Master of Contagion

While the biology of measles has only come into focus in the past few years, physicians have long been aware of its contagiousness. In 1846, a Danish doctor named Peter Panum recorded the first detailed account of a measles outbreak during his stay on the Faroe Islands, located between Scotland and Iceland. The disease leaped from one village to another.

via phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

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