Rubeola Virus

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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.


“When you come down with a case, I put red dots on your face”