By: Donovan Root
Measles basic info.
SYMPTOMSSome symptoms of Measles are high fever, runny nose, bloodshot eyes, tiny white spots on the inside of the mouth, and pink eye. Later, a rash develops all over the body.
There is currently no treatment for Measles. When a person gets Measles they should takes medicines like Tylenol to reduce the high fever. Doctors might also prescribe antibiotics if the person who has Measles gets a infection.
Measles is transmitted when people who have the disease sneeze, cough, or talk. The disease is airborne and it can live in the air for up to 4 hours after a person with the disease was there.
Measles infects more than 20 million people each year. In 2012 122,000 people died from measles. Almost 95% of Measles deaths occur in poor countries, like most of Africa and parts of Asia. In the USA Measles is almost eliminated, only about 60 people get Measles in the US each year.
Measles is mostly in poor places like Africa and Asia but Measles is also in more developed countries like the US and England. Most deaths from Measles occur in poor countries that don't have the vaccine.
Rubella is a similar disease. In both diseases the infected person gets a rash thats all over the body and both get fevers. Both diseases cause problems for pregnant women and their baby.