A 16-year-old female asked:
if someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?
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Pediatrics 40 years experience
Measles: Measles is usually transmitted from an infected child to an unvaccinated child. It is not transmitted by healthy adult carriers. The best way to prevent measles outbreaks is through universal immunization of children.
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: No carrier state in measles . Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life . You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection . Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids . This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person .
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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