Measles is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus. The virus only infects humans, and is commonly spread through coughing and sneezing. Common symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, muscle aches, and, of course, the characteristic rash for which the disease is known. Because there is nothing that can kill the measles virus, treatment focuses on supportive care -- treating the symptoms that result from the illness while the body fights the infection.
Welcome to the Measles Health Channel by eMedTV. This segment of the eMedTV Web site contains a number of articles pertaining to measles, rubella, and the MMR Vaccine. From articles on the causes and transmission of measles and rubella to how the diseases are diagnosed and treated, as well as the typical prognosis, this channel contains the information you need. Articles are also included on means to prevent measles and rubella, namely through vaccines.
Many people begin their eMedTV measles experience by clicking one of the featured links located on this page. You can also start with the health topic section on the left side to find a particular topic of interest. If you do not find the specific rubella, MMR, or measles information that you are looking for in these two locations, use the search box at the top of this page.
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