Measles

Measles (two types, Rubeola, "red measles" and Rubella, "German measles") is a very contagious respiratory infection best known for its rash and flu-like symptoms. Questions concerning symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, prevention and treatment can be found here.

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Can men become infertile after having measles?

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Can you get the measles twice in your life time?

No,the person who has once caught measles has the antibodies against measles viruses.

When a person has caught measles th T type lymphocytes detect the type of virus and then the B type lymphocytes produce antibodies for the viruses of maesles.Antibodies stick with these viruses and destroy them.

This person can not get measles again in life because the antibodies against measeles are already produced for prevntion by catching measles once. These antibodies are memory cell for this specific type of viruses.

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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

itchy skin

red bumps

Feeling sick

The symptoms of measles differ according to the time since the infection.

The first symptoms are cold-like symptoms such as fatigue, body aches....

After that, white spots on the inside of the cheeks can be seen (Koplik Spots)

A distinct Rash develops later accompanied with fever.

fever, runny nose, red runny eyes, red or reddish brown blotchy appearance.
kills you instantly with red lasers leaving marks on your skin
The classical symptoms of measles include a fever for at least three days, and the three Cs—cough, coryza (runny nose) and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The fever may reach up to 105° Fahrenheit/ 40° Celsius. Koplik's spots seen inside the mouth are pathognomonic (diagnostic) for measles but are not often seen, even in real cases of measles, because they are transient and may disappear within a day of arising. The characteristic measles rash is classically described as a generalized, maculopapular, erythematous rash that begins several days after the fever starts. It starts on the head before spreading to cover most of the body, often causing itching. The rash is said to "stain", changing colour from red to dark brown, before disappearing.[1]


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The symptoms of measles differ according to the time since the infection.

The first syptoms are cold-like symptoms such as fatigue, body aches....

After that, white spots on the inside of the cheeks can be seen (Koplik Spots)

A distinct Rash develops later accompanied with fever.
fever, runny nose, red runny eyes, red or reddish brown blotchy appearance.
Measles begins with the symptoms of a cold:

Headache

Fever

Runny nose

Dry cough

Watery, red, sore, puffy eyes

Sensitivity to light

The rash begins on the 4th or 5th day following the symptoms above and may appear as follows:

A raised, red rash starts behind the ears or on the forehead and spreads to rest of face and body

Spots and blisters on hands and feet

Spots in the mouth that may make it difficult to eat

Koplik spots (tiny white spots inside the cheeks).
While measles is probably best known for its full-body rash, the first symptoms of the infection are usually a hacking cough, runny nose, high fever, and red eyes. A characteristic marker of measles are Koplik's spots, small red spots with blue-white centers that appear inside the mouth.

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Does chickenpox or measles affect fertility?

To Answer your Question. Mumps is the childhood infectious disease that most significantly affects male fertility. Measles and Chicken pox don't affect male fertility.

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What happens if a pregnant woman gets measles?

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Are the measles considered armed or dangerous?

The measles can be dangerous if left untreated. But it is a sickness, so there's no way you could considered it to be armed.

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How do you prevent measles?

stay clean wash hands cover mouth with elbow when you cough.
With the MMR vaccine. (measles, mumps, rubella).
yes you can get you MMR vaccinations done. It stands for Measles Mumps Rubella and it is a group of vaccinations that make sure you dont catch measles
Isolation (vaccinations help).
Stay away from people with measels. Wear a protective mask to prevent breathing in germs.

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Do antibiotics treat measles?

No.It is a viral disease.

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Why dont you get measles twice?

In rare cases a person can. Generally though, it is a one time deal. Measles are caused by a virus. After a healthy body is exposed to a virus it will create an anti-virus to fight it. When the person is recovered from the illness they will be immune. This is also how the measles vaccine works. The vaccine introduces a small amount of the virus for the body to create immunity to.

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Can you take a bath if you have measles?

Yes, you can take a bath at any time when you have the measles. However, here are some important things to know:

  • The water should be lukewarm, not hot. Hot water will increase the itching.
  • Do NOT use bubble baths or oils.
  • Use the very smallest amount of soap and only where you really must, or in other words your armpits and privates.
  • If you have measles on your face, cup both hands to "toss" water -- BUT keep your eyes closed! Or use a wet cloth and just dab / pat areas of your face where it feels the greasiest. Do NOT rub or scrub.
  • Do NOT rub or scrub. INSTEAD pour water over a body part and then dab or pat with a wet washcloth. You can cup your hand to pour small portions of water on your arms, for example.
  • When you step out of the tub, ONLY PAT DRY -- NO RUBBING. You might be extra itchy after the warm water, so pat dry and apply any medication creams or ointments the doctor told you to use.
  • Do NOT use any powders or perfumes after the bath.
  • Dress in cotton pj's or other soft fabric. *If you are an adult, try leaving off clothes for a while (as long as you are warm enough). The air will help to dry the measles.
  • Continue to take your temperature and any medications your doctor prescribed or suggested.

Do NOT bathe 2 children together who both have the measles; do NOT reuse the same water to bathe another child; make sure to thoroughly clean the tub AND give time for the tub to dry before the next child bathes. A child could react negatively to smelling bleach.


BE SURE THAT----

1. NO ONE ELSE USES THAT TOWEL AND WASHCLOTH.

2. YOU LAUNDER THE ITEMS YOU USED RIGHT AWAY, DON'T LET THEM SIT WET WITH OTHER LAUNDRY.

3. USE ONE-HALF CUP OF BLEACH IN A BUCKET OF FRESH HOT WATER... POUR IT ON THE SIDES AND BOTTOM OF THE TUB; RINSE LIBERALLY WITH A SHOWER HOSE OR A BUCKET OF FRESH WATER. RINSE THE TUB VERY WELL.

4. As always, use caution when using bleach. Do NOT mix it with other cleaning products.


* If you or the child does not feel well enough for a tub bath, just wash up at the sink. Same advice as above: very little or no soap, tepidly warm water (not hot), pat dry, don't use powders or perfumes, and keep laundry separate and wash those items soon after using them.

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Does having the measles make you immune from shingles?

No, in fact Measles causes Shingles later in life. If you have had Measles you may very well develop Shingles when you are elderly. There is a vaccine for Shingles, but it's only available to those over the age of 60.

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Can measles be cured?

Yes but it needs to run its course.

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Isolation of a child with measles belongs to what level of prevention?

Secondary

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Who does the measles affect?

Everyone who has not been immunized.

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What is the normal varicella and measles titers?

In order to show positive immunity your blood level must reach a level of 1.10 If it's 90 then you have no immunity and should be vaccinated. If you are between say 1.00 to 1.09 then you some immunity but should have a booster of either measles (mmr) or varicella.

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3 diseases caused by viruses?

Flu,measles,HIV/AIDS

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Can measles kill you?

Yes they can, but we have modern medicines to keep you from dying.

In 2008, approximately 164,000 people died of measles in the world.
Yes, they can but modern medicine can keep you from dying.

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How vaccinating a child with MMR vaccine makes them immune to measles?

MMR is measles mumps and rubella. If you give a strain of measles to a child, it's immune system develops anti bodies that destroy the virus, the anti bodies will stay around for ever and the child will be immune to measles as the anti bodies will prevent the measles virus from spreading.

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What is the microbe that causes the measles?

virus

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Why don't people get measles twice?

because after you get it once then your body will get protected by measles after the first on of course

Well nobody will get one after the first one so no one will get the measles twice!

Yes You Can Get Measles More Than Twice Ive Had The 3 Times

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How do antibiotics help us with viruses?

They do not help unless they are given to treat or prevent a secondary bacterial infection, such as secondary bacterial pneumonia in the case of the flu, skin infections from scratching measles lesions, or other related secondary bacterial infections.

Antibiotics are only effective for treating or preventing bacterial infections. There is no equivalent drug for use in viral infections. Other than careful hand washing and other preventive precautions, prevention with vaccinations is the way to avoid viral infections for many of these conditions, but not all, such as the common cold which does not yet have a vaccine for prevention.*

*The viruses of the common cold mutate very quickly and easily and, before a vaccine can be developed and produced, the virus has already changed making the vaccine no longer useful before it is even put to use.

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How do you say measles in spanish?

El sarampion.

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Who discovered the measles vaccine?

In 1963 the U.S. approved the first Measles vaccine which was developed by John Enders. Although the vaccine was effective in preventing future measles infections, it had to be given along with gamma globulin (human blood proteins) in order to reduce side effects.

In 1968 an improved version created by Maurice Hilleman and colleagues was brought to market. Hilleman eliminated the need for giving gamma globulin with the vaccine by passing the virus through chick embryo cells an additional 40 times, weakening it even further. Called the Moraten strain (More Attenuated Enders), it has been the only measles vaccine used in the United States since licensure. He later improved vaccine delivery by figuring out how to combine the measles immunization with those for mumps and rubella (MMR).

Dr. Hilleman created more than three dozen vaccines, more than any other scientist, including eight of the 14 most commonly used vaccines today such as those for mumps, measles, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, rubella, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. His measles vaccine alone is estimated to prevent 1 million deaths worldwide every year. He also has made key contributions to the prevention of influenza outbreaks. Despite being virtually unknown to the general public he has probably had the largest inmpact on world health of any scientist in the 20th century.

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How long does the measles rash usually last?

The rash usually lasts about five days.

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What can MMR vaccine for measles prevent?

Measles, Mumps, Rubella.

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