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If my child has the measles, how long is she infectious?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 years experience
Yes: A child with measles is generally contagious from 3 - 5 days before the rash to 4 days after the rash appears.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: A person with measles is contagious from 1 to 2 days before symptoms start until about 4 days after the rash appears.

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