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Identifying Rashes on Babies and Toddlers:
    Contagious Rashes - Measles (Rubeola)

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Measles is a very contagious disease, which is very rare now that the MMR immunisation program is in place in most countries. Measles is caused by the rubeola virus.

Complications can occur with measles and usually occurs in 1 in 15 children and children with chronic illness are most at risk. The most common complications are middle ear infection, pneumonia, bronchitis or convulsions. Encephalitis, a serious inflammation of the brain cells can also occur as a complication, but it is not a very common complications - it occurs in 1 in every 15,000 cases.

Measles has an incubation period of: 7-12 days

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Symptoms of measles

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Treatment of measles

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  Last reviewed: 3 July 2009 || Last updated: 6 October 2009

 

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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.