Featured Measles Articles
Descriptions of Featured Measles Articles
Measles is a viral disease characterized by high fever, cough, and a red, blotchy rash. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains statistics about measles and discusses the transmission, symptoms, and possible complications of this disease.
Rubella, also called German measles, is a mild viral illness that causes a rash and fever. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed description of the disease, including its causes, symptoms, transmission methods, and treatment options.
High fever, hacking cough, swelling of the eyelids, and red, watery eyes are possible measles symptoms. This eMedTV segment describes common signs and symptoms, and gives statistics about the mortality rate and possible complications of this disease.
A live vaccine, MMR offers protection against mumps, measles, and rubella. This segment of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth overview of this vaccine, including how it is given, possible side effects, how it works, and more.
The rubella virus is the cause of rubella (also known as German measles or three-day measles). This page from the eMedTV library discusses this virus in detail, including its history, incubation period, and transmission methods.
Pictures of Measles
This eMedTV article shows a series of pictures of people who are displaying visible symptoms of measles. Other pictures show images of the virus that causes measles, and pictures of children who have measles.
The measles virus causes measles; however, this virus is inactivated by heat, light, and acidic pH. This eMedTV Web page explains the history and transmission of the virus and discusses the potential complications of measles.
The rubella vaccine has been available since 1969, and it is very successful at preventing rubella. This eMedTV article provides in-depth information on this vaccine, including who should get it and who should not.
MMR Vaccine Side Effects
Common side effects of the MMR vaccine include fever, mild rash, and temporary joint stiffness. This eMedTV article lists more side effects that may occur with this vaccine, including problems that require immediate medical attention.
History of Measles
The history of measles dates back to before the 7th century A.D. This section of the eMedTV library focuses on the history of measles epidemics and how the development of the measles vaccine has changed it.
Congenital Rubella Syndrome
Congenital rubella syndrome occurs in some babies after being exposed to the rubella virus in the womb. This eMedTV article offers more information on this condition, including the problems it can cause, statistics on how often it occurs, and more.
Because there is no treatment to kill the measles virus, treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. This eMedTV Web page describes the different aspects of supportive care, including pain medications and intravenous fluids.
Cause of Measles
As this eMedTV page explains, the cause of measles is the measles virus. This article outlines the history, statistics, and transmission of measles. This page also includes information on how long the measles virus can live in the air and on surfaces.
Prevention of Measles
The measles vaccine has reduced the number of measles infections in the United States by over 99 percent. This eMedTV article provides an overview of measles transmission and explains why the vaccine is the best method for the prevention of measles.
Some of the common symptoms of rubella include swollen lymph glands, mild fever, and a red, blotchy rash. This eMedTV article lists other signs and symptoms of rubella, and explains that about half the people who have rubella will not develop symptoms.
Cause of Rubella
As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of rubella is simple -- it's the rubella virus. This Web page gives an overview of the virus, offering detailed information on how it is transmitted and how it can be dangerous to fetuses.
Since there is no cure for rubella, treatment generally consists of rest, fluids, and medication. As this eMedTV segment explains, rubella treatment is aimed at providing relief from symptoms while the body fights the infection.
As this eMedTV article explains, a person's measles prognosis is generally good. However, in developing countries, measles is the leading cause of blindness. This resource talks about complications as well as the prognosis for the disease.
The cough or sneeze of an infected person is the primary way in which measles is spread. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses measles transmission, explains the incubation period, and gives statistics on who is most likely to develop measles.
A type of immunization, MMR is a vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. This eMedTV segment tells you what you need to know about this product, including things to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to getting vaccinated.