Measles Topic Guide

Measles 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.


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