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Measles Overview

group of school kidsMeasles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. The disease of measles and the virus that causes it share the same name. The disease is also called rubeola.

Measles causes fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body. About one out of 10 children with measles also gets an ear infection, and up to one out of 20 gets pneumonia. For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die. Other rash-causing diseases often confused with measles include roseola (roseola infantum) and rubella (German measles)...more

measles cases and outbreaks from January 1 through April 18, 2014. 129 cases reported in 13 states; 13 outbreaks representing 65% of reported cases this year. See link for number of cases in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 to date.

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Measles Photos

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Histopathology of measles pneumonia, (Giant cell with intracytoplasmic inclusions.) Eyes of a child with measles.picture of measles

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