Measles: It Isn’t Just a Little Rash Infographic
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It isn’t just a little rash
Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.
[Illustration of 6 boys and girls of various races]
Measles symptoms typically include:
- High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes
- Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin
[Illustration of a little boy with watery eyes, runny nose and a thermometer in his mouth]
Measles Can Be Serious
About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.
1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling due to infection (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.
[Illustration of a hospital]
[Illustration of the brain]
[Illustration of many people that symbolize the community, all colored in blue, except 2 that are gray]
You have the power to protect your child.
Provide your children with safe and long-lasting protection against measles by making sure they get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.
[Illustration of a mom and her son smiling]
[logo] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[logo] American Academy of Pediatrics
[logo] American Academy of Family Physicians
- Page last reviewed: February 5, 2018
- Page last updated: February 16, 2015
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