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Vaccinations to Prevent Measles

Measles is an acute airborne viral disease, which is also highly contagious. Persons who have not been vaccinated and have not contracted measles before can become infected in almost 100% of cases, regardless of age. The first signs of the disease appear on the 9-11th day after contraction, and these include a fever - 38 °C or higher, malaise, cough and inflammation of the conjunctiva. On the 13-14th day, rashes start appearing behind the ears and on the cheeks, which then progress to the rest of the body in phases. Within a day, the rash spreads to the entire face and neck, on the second day - to the chest and hands, and on the third day, it covers the entire body and limbs. Measles is dangerous due to its serious complications that may cause death: pneumonia, brain damage, blindness and deafness, multiple sclerosis, or kidney damage.