"The Measles are a Virus too"

Measles also known as rubeola is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus.  Not only does measles cause flu-like symptoms, it also causes a total body rash.  Even though its popularity in the United States has decreased, there are still 20 million cases reported every year. 

Because measles is caused by a virus, there is no specific medical treatment patients can undergo, the virus just needs time to run its course. 

Measles usually infects children, and it is imperative that parents take good care of their children making sure they get plenty of liquids and plenty of rest. 

Measles usually is signaled by a rash in the mouth, then spreads to the rest of the body.  Measles is highly contagious, and if you are not vaccinated -- there is a 90% chance you will get the measles.

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