MEASLES

by fronkycat
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Grade:
10

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 MEASLES

Measles is a highly infectious disease caused by the Morbillivirus.

The virus is spread from person to person through droplets in the air.

Measles spread when we inhale moist droplets from an infected person who has coughed or sneezed.

After these symptoms appear, children with measles go on to develop a raised rash starting around the face and spreading to the body. It may also peel.

Complications of measles include ear, brain and lung infections, which can lead to brain damage and death.

About 8-12 days following exposure, children develop a fever that lasts about four days, along with the cough, runny nose and red eyes.

Occasionally, measles is a serious disease that requires urgent treatment and can even be life threatening. Sometimes, a person dies despite prompt medical attention.

Symptoms •Fever•Generally feeling unwell •Runny nose•Dry cough•Sore and red eyes •Red and bluish spots inside the mouth•Red and blotchy skin rash that appears first on the face and hairline then spreads to the body.

Measles is a rare disease

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