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Diseases » Measles » Summary
 

What is Measles?

What is Measles?

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus that affects the respiratory tract, including the throat, bronchial tubes and ...more »

  • Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
  • Measles: childhood viral disease manifested as acute febrile illness associated with cough, coryza, conjunctivitis, spots on the buccal mucosa, and rash starting on the head and neck and spreading to the rest of the body.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Measles: an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Measles: Introduction

Types of Measles:

Broader types of Measles:

How many people get Measles?

Incidence (annual) of Measles: 100 cases annually (1998); once common, now greatly reduced by MMR vaccination programs; 100 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Measles: approx 1 in 2,720,000 or 0.00% or 100 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Measles?

Complications of Measles: see complications of Measles
Deaths for Measles: 2 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Measles?

Causes of Measles: see causes of Measles
Risk factors for Measles: see risk factors for Measles

What are the symptoms of Measles?

Symptoms of Measles: see symptoms of Measles

Complications of Measles: see complications of Measles

Incubation period for Measles: 10-15 days

Duration of Measles: usually 3 to 5 days till fever subsides; slightly longer for full recovery.

Can anyone else get Measles?

More information: see contagiousness of Measles
Inheritance: see inheritance of Measles

Measles: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Measles.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Measles.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Measles: see treatments for Measles
Alternative treatments for Measles: see alternative treatments for Measles
Prevention of Measles: see prevention of Measles
Research for Measles: see research for Measles

Society issues for Measles


Hospitalization statistics for Measles: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Measles:

  • 0.0007% (84) of hospital consultant episodes were for measles in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for measles required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for measles were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for measles were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Measles

Main name of condition: Measles

Class of Condition for Measles: viral

Other names or spellings for Measles:

rubeola, morbilli

Morbilli, Rubeola Source - Diseases Database

Rubeola, Morbilli, Measles, Rubeola, Measles, Morbilli
Source - WordNet 2.1

Measles: Related Conditions

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