Measles is an infectious viral disease that occurs most often in the late winter and spring. It begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis (pink eye). A rash starts on the face and upper neck, spreads down the back and trunk, then extends to the arms and hands, as well as the legs and feet. After about five days, the rash fades the same order it appeared.
Measles as related to Childhood Immunization
- NC DPH, WCH: Immunization Branch
Home page for the N.C. Immunization Branch. We facilitate the provision of immunization services to the citizens of North Carolina. Find information about ...
- Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Measles/main page
Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. The disease spreads very easily, so it is important to protect against infection.
- Reducing measles mortality | Immunization | UNICEF
Measles, rubella, and maternal and neonatal tetanus can be prevented by vaccines and yet continue to afflict children around the world. UNICEF is committed to ...
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella -- Vaccine Use and Strategies ...
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella -- Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps: …
- Measles | Vaccines.gov
Measles is the most deadly childhood rash/fever illnesses and spreads very easily. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles.
- Childhood Immunization: MedlinePlus
Childhood immunization involve vaccines that protect children from more than a dozen diseases. Learn more on how to protect your child.
- Measles - KidsHealth
Recent Outbreaks. Measles is very rare in the United States. Before measles vaccination became available in the 1960s, more than 500,000 cases were reported every year.
- Measles vaccine - Wikipedia
Measles vaccine is a vaccine that is very effective at preventing measles. After one dose 85% of children nine months of age and 95% over twelve months of age are ...
- WHO | Measles
WHO fact sheet on measles providing key fact, signs and symptoms, who is at risk, treatment, prevention, WHO response.
- Measles - Wikipedia
Measles is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. Initial signs and symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104.0 °F), cough