Measles, also called rubeola, English measles or morbilli, is a highly
infectious disease caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus morbillivirus. It
spreads easily from person to person.
The first symptoms of measles appear about 7-14 days after a person is infected.
The disease is characterized by flu-like symptoms, a
full-body itchy rash, and small red spots inside the mouth called Koplik’s spots. The rash
often starts on the forehead and spreads downward to the body. It can be
followed by conjunctivitis.
pregnant woman gets measles, then special care is necessary as far as there are
risks of miscarriage and the disease can be passed on to the new