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Measles

 

Measles is an infectious viral disease affecting the respiratory system.

Causes

  • Paramyxo virus

Symptoms

  • Cough
  • Running nose
  • Red eyes or conjunctivitis
  • Fever
  • Body rash
  • Koplik’s spots or red spots inside the mouth

Treatment
There is no specific treatment for measles and the symptoms subside within two weeks. Symptoms can be managed by:

  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Resting

Prevention

  • Measles vaccination