MEASLES

Rubeola by:madddie mitchell

What is measles?

viral disease causing fever and a red rash on the skin, typically occuring in childhood.

How does it spread?

it spreads when a infected person cough, sneezes, or shares food or drinks. It also can travel through the air so even if they dont directly cough or sneeze on you, you can still get it.

Host cell

its tropism for immune cells

Symptoms

  • runny nose
  • dry hacking cough
  • conjunctivtis
  • sneezing
  • fever (mild or high)

Location

middle dutch, middle english is where measles is from.

Most likely victims...

  • children
  • younger poeople

Measles is lytic

Treatment

no treatment can get rid of an estabilshed measles infection, however some measures can be taken to protect vuinerable indiviuals who have been exposed to the virus.

Size of virus

full-length measles virus RNA