measles

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.

Symptoms

Dry cough
Fever

Sore throat

Runny nose

Inflamed eyes

Skin Rashes

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.

Prevention

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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  1. March 10, 2019

    Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms. The disease spreads through the air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing. Measles symptoms don’t appear until 10 to 14 days after exposure. They include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash.

  2. March 16, 2019

    Great reading so far! Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms. Measles is rare in the United States thanks to widespread immunization. I have pleased to read the entirety of the post as mentioned above in detail. Thanks and keep posting things like this.

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