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Measles (Rubeola)

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 8 - 13 days

Transmission Type(s):

Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Measles (Rubeola)

Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It can spread to others through coughing and sneezing. Also, measles virus can live for up to two hours in an airspace where the infected person coughed or sneezed. If other people breathe the contaminated air or touch the infected surface, then touch their eyes, noses, or mouths, they can become infected. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not immune will also become infected.

Read More

Read more about Measles (Rubeola) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website