Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can be contracted at any age, and that can spread widely. It is a serious disease that can lead to complications and even death. Measles symptoms usually appear after 10-12 days of infection:

  • initial symptoms resemble a cold with a runny nose, cough and a mild fever;
  • the eyes become red and sensitive to light;
  • on the third to seventh day, the temperature may reach up to 41 ⁰C;
  • a red rash lasting four to seven days begins on the face and then spreads over the entire body;
  • small white spots may also appear on the gums and the inside of the cheeks.

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