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Global spread of measles infection

Posted on : 07 Feb 2020

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  • Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus.
  • It remains an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine.
  • If measles enters an area where the people have never been exposed, the result can be devastating.
  • Severe measles is more likely among poorly nourished young children, especially those with insufficient vitamin A, or whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases.
  • Measles is a highly infectious condition
  • Scientists have identified 21 strains of the measles virus
  • Symptoms of measles can include watery eyes, sneezing, and a dry hacking cough
  • There is no specific treatment for measles. Prevention is better than cure
  • Pregnant women should not take the vaccine

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding Global spread of Measles infection
    1.Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus
    2.It is especially vulnerable to those with insufficient vitamin A
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2

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