Measles is an infectious virus that has become uncommon due to vaccination. Its early symptoms are similar to many other respiratory viruses, such as cough, sneezing, runny nose, fever, but may also have conjunctivitis (eye inflammation). Early stages may be misdiagnosed as some other respiratory illness. However, the measles mouth ...

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Introduction: Measles

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. Itís followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure ...1

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Symptoms of Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. It starts with a fever, followed by a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. A rash of tiny, red spots then breaks out and spreads. Measles can be especially dangerous ...2

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Complications of Measles

Common complications include diarrhea (8%), middle ear infection (7%-9%), and pneumonia (1%-6%). Encephalitis, which can result in permanent brain damage, occurs in approximately 1 per 1,000-2,000 cases of measles. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a rare ...3

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Causes of Measles

INFECTIOUS AGENT: Measles virus is a member of the genus Morbillivirus of the family Paramyxoviridae. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20164 ...

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Causes List for Measles

Some possible causes of Measles or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Measles

Some types of this condition may include:6 Types of measles:

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Types of Measles

Types may include:7

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Diagnosis of Measles

DIAGNOSIS: Laboratory criteria for diagnosis include any of the following: a positive serologic test for measles IgM, IgG seroconversion, a significant rise in measles IgG level by any standard serologic assay, isolation of measles virus, or identification by PCR of ...8

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Risk Factors for Measles

The majority of measles cases that are brought into the United States come from unvaccinated U.S. residents. Earlier this year, we saw a large, multi-state outbreak of measles. This outbreak likely started from a traveler who got measles ...9

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Treatments: Measles

TREATMENT: Treatment is supportive. The World Health Organization recommends vitamin A for all children with acute measles, regardless of their country of residence, to reduce the risk of complications. Vitamin A is administered once a day for 2 days at ...10

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Prevention of Measles

You can protect yourself from measles The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from measles is by getting vaccinated. The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine protects against all 3 diseases. Two doses of MMR vaccine provide 97 ...11

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Names and Terminology

Other Names: Rubeola ...Source: GARD (NIH)12 ...

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  1. Source: CDC: measles/ index.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): issue/ mar2015/ capsule2
  3. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ measles-rubeola
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  7. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  8. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ measles-rubeola
  9. Source: CDC Features: Features/ MeaslesInternationalTravel/ index.html
  10. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/ measles-rubeola
  11. Source: CDC Features: Features/ MeaslesInternationalTravel/ index.html
  12. Source: GARD (NIH): diseases/ 3434/ measles

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