Medicine’s Stephanie Langel shares the danger of measles in children

Northeast Ohio doctors warn of potential measles outbreak amid declining vaccinations

ideastreamStephanie Langel, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, described how measles can undermine a child’s immune system for the rest of their lives. “That immunity that children have developed against other pathogens, where they built up immunity to provide protection, measles can actually decrease that memory response and make those children more susceptible to other pathogens in the future,” she said.