Measles : it isn’t just a little rash
Published Date:February 16, 2015
Corporate Authors:National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases. ; ;
Description:Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.
Measles Symptoms Typically Include
• High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
• Runny nose
• Red, watery eyes
• Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin
Measles Can Be Serious
About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.
1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.
You Have the Power to Protect Your Child.
Provide your children with safe and long-lasting protection against measles by making sure they get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.
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