Signs, Symptoms and Prevention of Measles

The populations without vaccinated are at risk for the disease.

Measles –  an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus. It is also known as rubeola or morbilli, measles in tagalog term is Tigdas. Measles is spread through respiration and it is contagious disease that 90% of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person can get it.

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·         Four day fevers.

·         Three C’s; cough, coryza (runny nose) and conjunctivitis.

·         High Fever (40 °C (104 °F).

·         Koplik’s spots that seen inside the mouth are pathognomonic  for measles.

·         The measles rashes are described as a generalized, maculopapular, erythematous rash. It begins several days after the fever starts.

·         The rashes starts on the head before it spread to cover most of the body which causes itching. The color may change from red to dark brown before it will disappear. It will appears two to four days and it will last up to eight days.

To prevent measles, babies with 18 months old should immunized against measles. The vaccination is not given to the children younger than 18 months,  it is usually retain anti-measles immunoglobulins which transmitted from the mother during her pregnancy. But the second dose is given to the children between the age of four and five. Measles vaccination programs are often used to deliver other child health interventions.  The populations without vaccinated are at risk for the disease.

There’s no specific treatment for the disease but most of the patients with uncomplicated measles will recover with rest ad supportive treatment. The most important is to consult medical professions if the patient becomes more unwell.

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  1. very informative share

  2. Very well researched post, as usual. Thank you my friend.

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  5. Thanks, web!

  6. You’re welcome, francois!

  7. Thanks, CHIPMUNK!

  8. Thanks, sus!

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  10. Take care ariel! :)

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