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Measles (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Measles

Both rubella and rubeola have become so uncommon that patients normally present to their physician for a diagnosis of a rash and associated illness. In general, both children and adults who have a fever and a rash should contact their physician. People who have come in contact with an infected person should also be evaluated to see if they need special measures to keep them from getting sick. Normally, measles is not a disease that requires emergency care.

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Measles virus (MV), a negative-sense enveloped RNA virus, is a member of the Morbillivirus genus in the Paramyxoviridae family.

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