| Posted On Jul 02, 2019 | By:

Measles: Are You Immune?

In light of international outbreaks of measles and some measles outbreaks occurring in the U.S., many people may be wondering if they need to be vaccinated or if they are immune to measles. Please see the following most “frequently asked questions” on measles and measles immunity.

Why are we suddenly seeing outbreaks of measles?

Measles is a highly transmissible infectious disease which had been previously eliminated in the U.S.

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| 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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