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Shen Wu Tan

Shen  Wu Tan

Shen Wu Tan is a general assignment reporter, with a focus on health news, at The Washington Times. She formerly worked as a reporter at the Altoona Mirror in central Pennsylvania and received a journalism degree from Northwestern University.

Articles by Shen Wu Tan

This undated image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Feb. 4, 2015 shows an electron microscope image of a measles virus particle, center. Measles is considered one of the most infectious diseases known. The virus is spread through the air when someone infected coughs or sneezes. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cynthia Goldsmith)

Measles virus thrives because it's so contagious, says health expert

A leading federal health expert says that health officials across the country should expect to see only isolated cases or mini-outbreaks of diseases such as diphtheria and tetanus because those bacterial infections are not as contagious as the measles virus, which continues to affect an ever-increasing number of people nationwide. Published May 14, 2019