The Measles: What do I need to know?

WHAT IT IS: Measles (rubeola virus) is a highly contagious viral illness characterized by fever, generalized aching, rash, cough, sore throat, and conjunctivitis that occurs worldwide; it remains prevalent in areas with low vaccination rates, particularly in the developing world. One or more complications occur in approximately 30 percent of measles cases. Diarrhea …