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Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory disease that is spread through the air by way of coughing and sneezing. Some people who get measles develop serious complications including ear infections, pneumonia and diarrhea. The WHO reports that measles kills more than 140,00 children around the world each year, but that it can be prevented through inexpensive vaccines, usually administered in two doses at a prescribed interval.

 

 

For General Audiences

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that affects mostly children. This module discusses the signs and symptoms of measles, complications, treatments and prevention. It reviews compelling arguments for vaccination.

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