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Monday, February 22, 2010

Measles

Now a days, Measles outbreak has been rampant in our community. The other term of Measles is Rubeola.


Measles is caused by a virus and it is common among children. The mode of transmission is via droplets, it can be from the discharge of the mouth or nose when sneezing from the infected individual.


The signs and symptoms of the infected individual is having a flue like then it develops to a cough and fever. The symbolic sign of measles is the Koplik's spot, having a small red spots and bluish white spots inside the mouth.


The spread of spots appear first on the forehead part then going to the lower part like face, neck, body, arms and legs.


The prevention of measles is through MMR vaccination or what it call as Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination.

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