Measles : About

Measles are a highly contagious viral illness. Measles is primarily a respiratory infection caused by a highly contagious virus found all over the world. Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal. Symptoms Measles symptoms and signs appear 10 to 12 days after exposure to the virus. They typically include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tiny red spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek
  • A skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another