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Infectious Diseases :
Measles / Rubeola

Measles is an infectious disease of the respiratory system with fever, cough, sneezing, a runny nose, red eyes, and generalized skin rash. Because it is caused by a virus, there is no treatment for measles except rest and plenty of fluids.

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1. Which doctor should I see for measles?

You can consult a general physician.

2. When can one expect complications in measles?

Measles can cause life-threatening pneumonia and brain inflammation, middle-ear infections, severe diarrhea and sometimes convulsions.

3. What happens if a pregnant woman gets measles?

Though it does not cause congenital abnormalities, it may induce abortion or premature delivery.

4. How does one become immune to measles?

A child born to a mother who had measles receives immunity from its mother lasting most of the first year of life. One attack of measles provides lifelong immunity, and proper vaccination confers lifelong protection against measles.

5. When is measles contagious?

Measles is contagious 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.

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