Measles

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. 

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Inflamed eyes
  • Tiny white spots with bluish-white
  • skin rash made up of large, flat blotches that often flow into one another

Medications

  • Fever reducers. 
  • Antibiotics. 
  •  Vitamin A.
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