Measles

What is Measles?

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world. It ranks in the top 4 killers of children. Only humans can get measles. Some signs and symptoms of measles are cough, runny nose, puffy eyes, sore throat, fever and red blotchy rash.
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How is measles transmitted?

Measles are passed to others by sneezing and coughing. One person can spread measles to a room full of people.
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Location

The virus is mostly found in Europe, Africa, Asia and The Pacific.
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Organ systems

Measles infect the respiratory system.
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Treatment/Prevention

There is no real treatment, although rest, fluids, and fever lowering medication can help symptoms.

The virus can be prevented by getting the MMR vaccination and keeping your hands clean by washing them.

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Statistics

  • 603 cases in 22 states
  • only costs 26 cents per vaccine.
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Minconclusion

Some risk factors of measles are being unvaccinated, traveling internally, and having a vitamin A deficient.
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