Measles in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The measles virus probably descended from the ancestors of the modern canine distemper and/or rinderpest viruses. By Dr. Louise CillersResearch FellowGreek, Latin, and Classical StudiesUniversity of the Free State Introduction Although no longer a formidable epidemic disease, measles is still responsible for up to 2 million deaths per annum – mainly among children in developing[…]