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The pictures of measles in this article include images of the measles virus and people with measles. Another one of the pictures in this article is an image of a poster from the seventies, promoting measles vaccination.
An Overview of Measles ImagesThe measles virus is the cause of measles (also known as rubeola). Measles virus is a single-stranded RNA virus, from the family Paramyxovirus, of the genus Morbillivirus. It is closely related to the rinderpest and canine distemper viruses.
The measles virus only infects humans. Measles virus is rapidly inactivated by heat, light, acidic pH, ether, and trypsin (an enzyme). It has a short survival time (under 2 hours) in the air, on objects, and on surfaces.
This thin-section transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals the ultrastructural appearance of a single virus particle, or virion, of measles virus.
This image is of a pre-1979 poster, created to promote the importance of smallpox and measles vaccinations in foreign lands.