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About Measles

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Signs & Symptoms

Lists typical signs and symptoms of measles.

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Complications

Describes possible complications of measles.

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Transmission

Explains how this contagious virus spreads.

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Photos of Measles

Shows photos of measles and people with measles
(Warning: Some of these photos are quite graphic.)

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History of Measles

Measles was first described in the 9th century by an Arab physician who identified the disease as being different from smallpox.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Measles in the U.S.

Answers to commonly asked questions about measles in the U.S...

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