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In what ways is measles spread?
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Amanda Xi
General Practice
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Amanda Xi
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology
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In brief: Inhalation
Measles are usually spread through inhalation of aerosols of viral particles from close contact with infected individuals.

In brief: Inhalation
Measles are usually spread through inhalation of aerosols of viral particles from close contact with infected individuals.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Respiratory
It's spread by respiratory means.

In brief: Respiratory
It's spread by respiratory means.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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