Can you catch the measles twice?

Answer

It is not possible for a person to catch the measles more than once according to the Mayo Clinic. When infected with the measles, a body builds up immunity against the disease, making it impossible to get the infection again.

Most of the population of the United States who were born prior to 1957 have been infected with measles at some point in their lives, which makes them immune. Anyone that was born since then should receive a series of MMR vaccines to ensure the disease does not make a resurgence. The MMR vaccines prevent the recipient from contracting measles, mumps and rubella.

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