Measles (Rubeola)- Symptoms And Treatment
Measles, known to doctors as rubeola, is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory tract, eyes, and skin. Although it is typically a childhood disease, adults are also susceptible. Measles is very contagious and is easily spread through the nose, mouth, or throat; secretions on articles or surfaces; or by coughing and sneezing.
Illness usually sets in between seven and fourteen days after exposure to the virus. The first symptoms include fever (temperature of 103°F or higher), cough, sneezing, runny nose, and red eyes that may be sensitive to light. Several days later, Koplik's spots (tiny red spots with white centers) appear in the mouth and throat, the throat becomes sore, and a raised red rash erupts on the forehead and ears. Over a period of five to seven days, the rash spreads to all parts of the body. In previously healthy children, measles usually runs its course in about ten days. However, it can be followed by a number of complications, some of them potentially serious. These include middle ear infection (especially in children with a history of repeated ear infections), bronchitis, croup, pneumonia, strep throat, and even, in rare cases, encephalitis or meningitis. Adults who develop measles tend to suffer more serious cases of the disease than children do.
Information on the symptoms of measles
Measles is a respiratory infection caused by the measles virus. Before immunization was available, measles occurred in springtime epidemics, usually in cycles of 2 or 3 years. Common signs and symptoms of measles are:-
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