What is Measles?

Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus in the paramyxovirus family which infects respiratory system. The measles virus normally grows in the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs. Measles is a human disease and is not known to occur in animals. Measles also known as Rubelola

Signs and symptoms:-

  • High Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red eyes
  • Total-body skin rash


Measles virus spreads by coughing and sneezing, close personal contact or direct contact with infected nasal or throat secretions.


There is no specific treatment for measles. Patients with uncomplicated measles recover with in a time frame with the standard guidance which includes rest, supportive treatment and prescribed Antibiotics to treat eye and ear infections, and pneumonia.

Prevention : - Do a Vaccination for your children; this is best way to prevent them from the measles virus.