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Infectious diseasesMeasles

Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, even though a safe and cost effective vaccine is available. It is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus.

The indications of measles include:

• The characteristic marker of measles is Kopliks spots-small red spots with blue-white centers that appear inside the mouth.

• The measles rash shows a red or reddish brown blotchy appearance, and first usually appears on the forehead, then spreads downward over the face, neck, and body, then down to the arms and feet.

• The other indications that are associated along with rash are Pharyngitis, cervical lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly.

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