Measles (Rubeola)

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Protect Yourself Before Traveling

Traveling abroad? Be prepared. Measles outbreaks are occurring in several countries.

Measles Signs and Symptoms

Measles Signs and Symptoms

Learn about the telltale measles rash and other symptoms

Parent Resources in Spanish

Parent Resources in Spanish

Additional info now available in Spanish

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Healthcare Professionals, Think Measles

Review guidelines for patient evaluation, diagnosis & management

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Learn about measles, the vaccine to prevent it, and the importance of vaccinating according to CDC’s recommended schedule. See resources for parents and others who care for children (including childcare providers).

Healthcare provider

Consider measles in patients with a fever, rash, and cough, coryza and conjunctivitis—the three “C”s. Ask if they are vaccinated against measles and whether they have recently traveled internationally or if there’s measles in the community.

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Measles remains a common disease in many parts of the world. Anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally. Make sure you and your family are up to date on measles vaccination.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Questions about Measles?
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Get answers to frequently asked questions about measles and the vaccine used to prevent it.