A viral infection that's serious for small children but is easily preventable by a vaccine. The disease spreads through the air by respiratory droplets produced from coughing or sneezing. Measles symptoms don't appear until 10 to 14 days after exposure. They include cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, fever and a red, blotchy skin rash.
Measles can be spread through the air from respiratory droplets and small aerosol particles. An infected person can release the virus into the air when they cough or sneeze. These respiratory particles can also settle on objects and surfaces. can become infected if come into contact with a contaminated object, such as a door handle, and then touch face, nose, or mouth.The measles virus can live outside of the body for longer than may think. In fact, it can remain infectious in the air or on surfaces for up to two hours.
Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine.Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5.
Measles signs and symptoms appear around 10 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles typically include :
The infection occurs in a sequence of stages during a period of two to three weeks.
Infection and Incubation.
For the first 10 to 14 days after you're infected, the measles virus incubates. N have no signs or symptoms of measles during this time.
Nonspecific signs and symptoms.
A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days.
Risk factors for measles include:
Complications of measles may include:
One of the most common complications of measles is a bacterial ear infection.
Measles may lead to inflammation of voice box (larynx) or inflammation of the inner walls that line the main air passageways of lungs (bronchial tubes).
Pneumonia is a common complication of measles. People with compromised immune systems can develop an especially dangerous variety of pneumonia that is sometimes fatal.
About 1 in 1,000 people with measles develops a complication called encephalitis. Encephalitis may occur right after measles, or it might not occur until months later.
If patient is pregnant, need to take special care to avoid measles because the disease can cause preterm labor, low birth weight and maternal death.
HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT FOR MEASELES