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Measles virus Children Vaccine Subacute scelrosing panencephalitis advocacy

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Pauline Samia, Aga Khan University

Dr Pauline Samia is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University, Kenya.

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Samia, P., Tenembaum, S. ., Hegde, A. ., Idro, R. ., & Wilmshurst, J. M. (2020). Position statement by the ICNA in Support of vaccinating all children against measles virus: Vaccinating children against measles virus. Journal of the International Child Neurology Association, 1(1).


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