Measles: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
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The rubeola virus causes measles. It spreads through intimate contact with an infected person or airborne droplets. This type of virus can live up to two hours on surfaces or in the air, infecting 90% of individuals infected. This type of disease is a highly contagious disease that can be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1-3 out of 1,000 cases of measles are deadly. Unvaccination is the main risk factor for measles. Young children, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women are more susceptible to complications from measles infection..