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Measles (cont.)

Measles Prognosis

  • Measles of either type usually clears up on its own in seven to 10 days. Once a person has had a case of the measles, they are almost always immune for life.
  • As discussed above, complications are rare but may be serious. This is the reason why vaccination is so universally recommended.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

REFERENCE:

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Measles -- United States, 2011." MMWR 61.15 Apr. 20, 2012: 253-257.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/5/2014

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