Measles is a kind of highly contagious disease that is also referred to as Rubella. It usually happens in kids but can affect adults also. The disease happens because of a virus and is accompanied with symptoms like pimple like eruptions on the face, hands, legs and body. It is accompanied with pain and discomfort along with fever and itchiness too. The spots are also referred to as Koplik’s Spots.
HOW IS MEASLES DIAGNOSED?
General physicians can diagnose measles based on the symptoms and physical observation of the patient. For confirmation of diagnosis, the doctor may order for a blood test to check for measles virus.
HOW IS MEASLES TREATED?
There are no medications for this disease but the symptoms subside within two to three weeks. Medicines to relieve joint pain and fever could be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Measles is an extremely contagious disease and is the leading cause of death among children according to a report by the World Health Organization.