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Measles – the information you need to know - Advocacy in Action
Updated Monday, August 3, 2015 What is measles? US CDC Measles is a viral infection that predominately affects children. It spreads easily through coughs and sneezing. In addition, it lives in the air and on surfaces for up to two hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A person with measles is contagious for several days before they experience the symptoms of measles and for several days after the measles rash has cleared. What are the symptoms of measles? US CDC For most people measles start with a fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes, reports the World Health Organization (WHO). Other symptoms include sore throat, light sensitivity, swollen lymph nodes, diarrhea …