Measles

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C, cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Small white spots known as Koplik's spots may form inside the mouth two or three days after the start of symptoms. A red, flat rash which usually starts on the face and then spreads to the rest of the body typically begins three to five days after the start of symptoms. Common complications include diarrhea, middle ear infection, and pneumonia. These occur in part due to measles-induced immunosuppression. Less commonly seizures, blindness, or inflammation of the brain may occur. Other names include morbilli, rubeola, red measles, and English measles. Both rubella, also known as "German measles", and roseola are different diseases caused by unrelated viruses.

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Measles outbreak in Samoa kills at least 63 people, mostly young children

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More than 140,000 people worldwide died from measles last year, most of them younger than 5

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Health experts urge caution after Sydney man returns from Samoa with measles

A man who travelled to Samoa was diagnosed with measles upon his return, with health authorities...

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Germany makes measles vaccination compulsory for children

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Most babies lose measles immunity from mom withing 3 months

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Mom's measles immunity doesn't protect babies as long as thought

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Measles case confirmed in Cobb County middle school student

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Measles gives kids ‘immune amnesia’

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As measles vaccine law takes effect, here’s where Seattle is on compliance

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Government bans UK drug firms from selling MMR jab to other countries

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