Is there a connection between the occurrence of childhood measles and the likelihood of developing asthma later in life?

Medical opinions differ regarding this issue. One school of thought argues that contracting measles as a child actually decreases the chance of developing childhood or adult-onset asthma. Other experts believe that the occurrence of childhood measles is less important and that risk is more dependent on whether one or both parents are asthmatic.

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