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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
The measles virus: This is one of many viral diseases that caused epidemics around the world and killed a significant percentage of its victims. It has been credited wit... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get v... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 years experience
A virus: Measles is a contagious disease cause by a virus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Single viral strain: Measles is caused by a virus with only 1 known strain & humans as the only known source. Infection is passed by contact with infected fluid on surface... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Tender loving care: There is no cure for measles [virus is too smart for us]. Do things to make yourself feel better while you wait for your body to kick out the virus. T... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will ha... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Unfortunately: As many as 1 out of 2000 infected people may die from measles infections which can cause serious pneumonia or encephalitis ( a brain infection). This ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.I... Read More
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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Angry red bumpy rash: Measles is an angry red rash all over the body. Not only does the child have a rash but the child is sick and is miserable. He has a bad runny nose ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 7 years experience
Respiratory route: Measles is thought to spread via the respiratory route -- so inhalation of respiratory droplets from an infected person can lead to infection. It is a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
5 to 7 days: Measles rash does not itch,but when the the rash is clearing it causes peeling of the skin like you see after sunburn and that may cause itching and i... Read More
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