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Measles

Other name : Rubeola

Caused by : Virus

Symptoms

  • Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection
  • Flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, watery red eyes and runny nose
  • Small red spots with blue-white centers that appear inside the mouth
  • A total-body skin rash

Transmission

  • The highly contagious measles virus is spread by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.
  • The virus remains active and contagious in the air or on infected surfaces for up to two hours.
  • An infected person transmits the virus from four days prior to the onset of the rash to four days after the onset.

Simple tips to follow

  • Vaccination as per the doctor's prescription
  • Measles can lead to death among young malnourished children

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