Measles is a highly contagious airborne disease that is caused by the measles virus. The usual symptoms of measles are high fever, runny nose, reddened eyes and a flat red rash that covers most of the body. The disease usually does not recur in a person's lifetime. Adults and children are both affected by the disease, although it is most common in children below the age of 10. Vaccination is the most prevalent and best form of prevention.
HOW IS MEASLES DIAGNOSED?
There is no specific treatment for measles as such. Rest and supportive treatment usually suffice.