Published in Vaccine Weekly, September 27th, 2006
According to a recent study, "Measles virus (MV) nucleocapsids are present abundantly in brain cells of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). This invariably lethal brain disease develops years after acute measles as result of a persistent MV infection. Various rodent models for MV infection of the central nervous system (CNS) have been described in the past, in which the detection of viral antigens is based on histological...
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