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How Is Measles Spread
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 an extremely contagious disease, as an infected person may spread the virus up to 7 days prior to the onset of symptoms and 3-4 days following the onset of symptoms. You can prevent yourself from infection with the MMR (mumps measles rubella) vaccine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vaccination: Since the virus can spread from infected patients before they become physically ill, the only sure method of prevention or control is vaccination.Outbreaks this year in Houston and Ohio have been traced to imported cases (air travel) and spread to secondary contacts who were not vaccinated or had received only one dose. ...Read more
No: Provided your nieces and nephews had the 2 injections of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella), they should have complete protection from all three diseases. Likewise, if you had the same 2 injections or had the measles disease, you will provide the same protection to your baby. This is the joy of having had vaccinations - complete peace of mind. ...Read more
KeepHomeForEver: There is no better protection than Measles Shot for the babies to protect against Measles.Otherwise if your baby is exposed to another child with Measles he/she will surely get it Only other protection is keep your baby in your house away from other children I will say with our with all the studies that have been done all over the world,you are negligent if your baby not immunised and get Measles ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 surfaces or in the air from a sneeze or cough. Immunization has reduced the case numbers when used, but is not 100% efective after 1 dose. Ease of international travel & transmission during incubation results in clusters of new cases every year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Measles: Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases in humans. Initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny, and conjunctivitis. After 2-4 days, a characteristic erythematous maculopapular rash develops. Symptoms resolve in most cases. Fatal complications include pneumonia and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Fortunately, the measles vaccine can prevent both. ...Read more
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