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Measles : it isn’t just a little rash
  • Published Date:
    February 16, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Viral Diseases. ; ;
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.



    Measles Symptoms Typically Include

    • High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)

    • Cough

    • 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.



    CS254521-A



    WWW.CDC.GOV/MEASLES

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