Nickname: Seven day measles
Signs & Symptoms: Rubeola is called the “seven day measles” and was once the most common viral infection in children. It causes a red rash and dangerously high fever.
Spread: The measles virus is highly contagious and is spread by breathing infected droplets in the air.
Who is at risk: Anyone who has not been vaccinated or who has not already had the measles
Prevention: Today a vaccine has drastically reduced the occurrence of measles. The vaccination is called MMR, which stands for Measles-Mumps-Rubella.