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WHAT IS IT?

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the rubeola virus. It spreads in the air by coughing and sneezing. Measles has been declared eliminated from the United States, however it is still a common disease in many parts of the world. Many of the people that got measles in the United States received it from outside the country and brought it back with them.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • High Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Rash
  • Koplik spots (white spots) inside the mouth

Children younger than five and adults older than 20 years of age are at risk for serious complications. Serious complication are pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain) and ear in