| Posted On Apr 02, 2019 | By:

All About Measles

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected.

Measles typically begins with

  • high fever,
  • cough,
  • runny nose (coryza), and
  • red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Two or three days after symptoms begin,

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| Posted On Feb 19, 2015 | By:

All About Measles

According to the CDC, from January 1 to February 13, 2015, 141 people from 17 states and Washington DC were reported to have measles. Although there are currently no cases in Massachusetts, there are 6 cases in 4 east coast states and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Ben Kruskal, a pediatrician and Chief of Infectious Disease at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, answers some common questions about measles.  Dr. Kruskal was recently on NECN discussing the measles and misinformation about vaccines.

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| Posted On May 08, 2014 | By:

Fear vs. Fact about Vaccine Safety

I believe that one of my most important jobs as a pediatrician is to educate and counsel families on why vaccines are so important for their children. While the internet can be a wonderful source of information, it is also filled with websites which contain confusing, conflicting or incorrect information about vaccines, and I know many of the parents who see me in the office have been scared or convinced away from vaccinating their child based on what they have read online.

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