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Measles Topic Guide
Measles: Measles, also known as rubeola, is a viral respiratory infection. Measles and German Measles (a different but similar virus also known as rubella) are serious infections that cause fever and rash. Most recover without incident, but measles infections can lead to pneumonia and brain inflammation. Vaccines have reduced measles infections to a few dozen a year in the US, but no cure exists. Patients should treat symptoms with pain relievers, fever reducers, and fluids.
Immunizations and Antibiotics for Overseas Travel Most immunizations are not required under International Health Requirements but are recommended. Anyone lacking certain region- or country-specific immunizations may be denied entry into or exit from a country.
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