Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine

This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the… read more

This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the 1950s and early 1960s. The pharmaceutical company Merck with help from the U.S. Public Health Service produced the film. Measles was declared eliminated from the United States in the year 2000, but there have been several outbreaks in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes the rising number of cases to unvaccinated international travelers who bring the disease to the U.S. and its spread in pockets of unvaccinated people. close

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Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine

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Program ID:
458170-2
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 09, 2019 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 2019 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 09, 2019 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 10, 2019 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2019 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 16, 2019 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 14, 2019 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2019 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3