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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 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 43 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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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 53 years experience
A virus: Measles is a contagious disease cause by a virus.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 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
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not vaccinated: You can get measles if you haven't been vaccinated against measles. The MMR [measles, mumps, rubella] vaccine gives you 95-98% protection after the 2n... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
? define measles ?: There are 2 separate infections commonly labeled measles and one often called baby measles. All are caused by different viruses that confer lifelong i... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 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 38 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
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