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Description:This photograph depicts the head, neck and chest of a young child who’d been infected with the Morbillivirus known as measles, or rubeola, and was displaying the characteristic rash associated with this viral infection.
What is measles?

Measles is an infectious viral disease that occurs most often in the late winter and spring. It begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, and conjunctivitis (pink eye). A rash starts on the face and upper neck, spreads down the back and trunk, then extends to the arms and hands, as well as the legs and feet. After about 5 days, the rash fades the same order in which it appeared.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc
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Links:CDC – Measles (Rubeola)
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