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Measles claims two more lives; death toll reaches 77

FAISALABAD: The measles claimed lives of two more children in Allied Hospital in Faisalabad during last 24 hours, talking the death toll to 77 in the city in last three months.

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Measles is caused by the measles virus, a single-stranded, negative-sense enveloped RNA virus of the genus Morbillivirus within the family Paramyxoviridae.

Humans are the natural hosts of the virus; no animal reservoirs are known to exist. This highly contagious virus is spread by coughing and sneezing via close personal contact or direct contact with secretions.

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