Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Measles | Wiki | Symptoms | Complications | Prevention | Treatment

Measles is one of the most infectious diseases in children. It is caused by a virus known as Paramyxovirus. This virus is so infectious that it infects 90 per cent of the children who come in contact with a measles patient. It peaks during the onset of winters — December and January months witness maximum cases. Before the immunisation of measles was included in the immunisation schedule, 100 per cent of children suffered from this disease. With the live attenuated vaccine being included in the national immunisation schedule, measles has been completely controlled. In older children and adults, who are not immunised during childhood, measles may catch you with life threatening complications.Read more

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