What is Measles?

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104 °F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes.


Detailed look :

Pathogen : Virus (Rubeola) 
Mode of transmission : By air 
Incubation period : 3-5 days
Symptoms:(i) Common cold 
                       (ii) Appearance of small white patches in mouth and throat. 
                       (iii) Appearance of rashes on the body.
Prevention and cure 
(i) The patient should be kept in isolation. 
(ii) Cleanliness should be maintained. 
(iii) Antibiotics check only the secondary infections which can easily occur.

Some generally asked questions:

How Serious is this condition?
Often serious. Children younger than 5 years of age and adults older than 20 years of age are more likely to suffer from complications. Common complications are ear infections and diarrhea. Serious complications include pneumonia and encephalitis.

How long does the vaccine for this last?
Measles vaccines became available in 1963. If you got the standard two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine after 1967, you should be protected against the measles for life.
What an infected patient shouldn’t eat ?
Restricted foods included roti (62.5%), all dals except moong dal (59.1%), and vegetables (42.8%). The leading herbal medicines used to treat this were a mixture of nutmeg, mace, clove, tulsi leaves, and kishmish (26.9%) and a mixture of nutmeg, mace, clove, tulsi leaves, and brahmi (25.5%).

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