MEASLES
Description


 
  Symptoms
Cough Eyes - redness Eyes - watery
Eyes - sensitivity to light Fever Mouth - with white spots
Nose - runny  Skin - rash Throat - with white spots
  Description

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.

If a 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 born.  

   Diagnosis

Besides a physical examination, blood or saliva test can confirm the diagnosis.

   More information:
Measles Treatment
Measles Healthcare Centers
 

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