How The #Measles Virus Became A Master of Contagion


Updated February 6, 2015 ‚óŹ 446 views

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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