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What is measles- viral or bacterial?
11 doctors weighed in

Amanda Xi
General Practice
9 doctors agree
In brief: Virus
Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route.
A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination.

In brief: Virus
Measles (also called rubeola) is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted via the respiratory route.
A person infected with measles can infect others up to 7 days prior to symptoms and up to 3-4 days after the onset of symptoms. You can prevent getting the infection by getting the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination.
Amanda Xi
Amanda Xi
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Measles is a very serious illness that can result in delirium, convulsions, brain infection, and death. The vaccine is highly effective & safe.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Measles
Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors the infection is spread by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected person. Sneezing and coughing can put contaminated droplets into the air.

In brief: Measles
Measles is a very contagious (easily spread) illness caused by a virus.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors the infection is spread by contact with droplets from the nose, mouth, or throat of an infected person. Sneezing and coughing can put contaminated droplets into the air.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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