Vaccines Have Health Effects Beyond Protecting Against Target Diseases
by Christine Stabell Benn
A measles vaccine protects against measles infection. By introducing a bit of weakened virus, the immune system learns how to deal with it, so when a real measles virus comes along, it can eliminate it. But does the immune system learn more from the vaccine? Recent research suggests, rather intriguingly, that it does.
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