Measles is a disease that often affects young children. This childhood infection is due to a virus. Good thing, a vaccine was already made available to prevent its occurrence.
The disease is also called rubeola. It can be a serious condition or can even be dreaded when left untreated especially for babies.
Koplik’s spots (small white spots with bluish centers)
Incubation period: The virus incubates in the body during the first 10 to 14 days after getting the infection. During the said period, no symptoms can be seen or felt.
Communicable period: The infected person can spread the virus for eight days that start before the rash appears and ends after skin manifestation for 4 days.
The vaccine is the best way to prevent the disease. Ensure that your baby is vaccinated appropriately or ahead of time when there is a breakout.
Isolation is also another way of preventing it as the disease is highly contagious.
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