Causes Or Cures

How Measles can Wipe Out Your Immunity to Other Viruses: Immune Amnesia

February 06, 2022 Dr. Eeks/Dr. Barrios Morales Episode 88
Causes Or Cures
How Measles can Wipe Out Your Immunity to Other Viruses: Immune Amnesia
Show Notes

In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Eeks chats with Dr. Guillermo Barrios Morales about his recent research that modeled the effects of Mealses-induced "Immune Amnesia" while another outbreak is happening simultaneously. In this podcast he will discuss what immune amnesia is and its association to Measles, his predictive model and the assumptions he made, and the impact immune amnesia could have on the immune system's ability to fight off other viruses, both at the individual and population level. Could Measles wipe out herd immunity for another virus? Find out.
Dr. Barrios Morales is a scientific researcher and physicist affiliated with the Universidad de Granada in Spain. A link to his study on measles and immune amnesia is here.

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