Essay on Measles

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Measles

Measles
Measles is a highly contagious disease. It is caused by an RNA virus that changes
constantly. Measles symptoms usually include a bad cough, sneezing, runny nose, red eyes,
sensitivity to light, and a very high fever. Red patches with white grain like centers
appear along the gum line in the mouth two to four days after the first symptoms show.
These patches are called Koplik spots because Henry Koplick first noticed them in 1896.
The Spots are important to diagnose measles. A characteristic red rash in measles is red
spots starting at the hairline and going down to the face, body, and limbs.


Measles usually ends with a complete recovery, but some rare complications can occur with
the lungs and brain. Measles might also be linked with multiple sclerosis and diabetes.


In 1978, the U.S. Public Health Service started vaccinating for measles. All school age
children were vaccinated. Two years later the measles virus occurring went down 99
percent. Now days, measles is very rare and all children are vaccinated for it.Measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease. It is caused by an RNA virus that changes
constantly. Measles symptoms usually include a bad cough, sneezing, runny nose, red eyes,
sensitivity to light, and a very high fever. Red patches with white grain like centers
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