Beyond Rash And Fever: How Measles Can Kill

February 3, 2015 9:44 PM

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In 1962, children's book author Roald Dahl lost his oldest daughter, Olivia, to measles. She was 7 years old.

"As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it c...

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