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The disruption of healthcare services in West Africa's Ebola-affected nations has resulted in a growing pool of children who remain unvaccinated for measles and could trigger a regional outbreak capable of infecting up to a quarter million people, researchers warn.
Scientists have long assumed that Ebola's infamously high mortality rate was due to an ability to knock out the body's immune system and cause certain white blood cells to self-destruct, among other effects.