What are the Measles?

Measles are an affection to the respiratory system that causes a high fever and red blotchy rashes.

Signs of Measles

There are many symptoms that occur in the first 10 or 12 days. In the first couple of days of the measles you will see a fever, runny nose, red eyes, which are weaken when exposed to the light, koplik spots which are little white dots on the back of your throat, a rash and and reddish bluish spots.The reddish bluish spots start on the forehead and travel down to the rest of the body. As the days go on the skin tends to get brown, dry and flaky.
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Organs it affects

Measles affects your skin with a blotchy red rash and red spot all around your body. It also affects your respiratory system which is your nose, mouth, throat and lungs, which you breath through and as you breath in all of that infected oxygen it affects those organs.


Since Measles is caused by a virus there is really nothing you can do but take Vitamin A and wait it out. Vitamin A helps your immune system get stronger and it also helps release the bacteria of measles from the skin.


The best way to prevent Measles is to get immunization or the vaccine. The vaccine makes it harder for the Rubella virus to get in the cells. Some side affects of the measles vaccine are an highly temperature fever like up to 103 degrees and a rash that is non contagious to others
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How does Measles spread?

Measles is an easy disease to catch because you get it just by someone that is infected laughing, coughing or sneezing. If you inhale that air its a chance that you can get infected to.

More likely to get Measles

you are more likely to get measles if you dont ge the vaccibn lack of medical attentioin or if your around an affected person daily

Historical outbreaks

  • 1941 U.S reported 800,000 outbreaks and 2.250 deaths
  • world wide there were 30 million outbreaks and 700,000 deaths
  • because of the measles vaccination 78% of child deaths have been prevented
  • 1 in 5 children are saved