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measles vaccine

A single vaccine (Edmonston-Zagreb type) for measles, which is more immunogenic than the Schwarz vaccine. In high-risk countries, the E-Z vaccine can be given as early as 4.5 months of age.


1. a highly contagious disease of humans characterized by a maculopapular skin rash and caused by a morbillivirus; called also rubeola.
2. a term used in veterinary science to identify animal diseases that have a speckled appearance thought to resemble the skin rash of measles in humans. The resemblance in most diseases is superficial and highly speculative.

beef measles
see cysticercusbovis.
pork measles
see cysticercuscellulosae.
sheep measles
see cysticercusovis.
measles vaccine
a preparation containing attenuated human measles virus that is used to immunize dogs against canine distemper virus, based on the close antigenic relationship between the two viruses. It is only administered to young puppies, in which the persistence of maternal antibodies against canine distemper virus is likely to interfere with an immune response to canine distemper vaccine. It must always be followed by the administration of canine distemper vaccine by 4 months of age.
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The World Health Organization takes over responsibility for the quality of the measles vaccine," the WHO expert Sergey Deshevoi said.
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