Characterized by an infection of the respiratory system, measels is caused by the Morbillivirus. A fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash are the
most common symptoms. Measels is highly contagious and spreads through bodily secretions such as from a runny nose, cough, or sneeze. Careful attention must be paid to the patient’s respiratory functions as serious complications can arise.
Most children in the developed world receive an immunization shot aimed at combatting the measels.
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