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How do you contract measles?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.
Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it.

In brief: 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.
Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Respiratory

Like most viruses it's by respiratory route similar to cold virus.

In brief: Respiratory

Like most viruses it's by respiratory route similar to cold virus.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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