Y-Country Medical Minute – Measles 101

What is Measles?

 Measles is a highly contagious virus and spreads through coughing and sneezing.

Signs and Symptoms

If you or your loved one is experiencing these symptoms, contact your primary care provider as soon as possible.  

  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Red Eyes
  • Sore Throat
  • Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin

Protect Your Family

Measles can be prevented with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.  The CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination. 

For more information on the measles, go to CDC website.

Y-Country Medical Minute

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