measles

[n] - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash
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measles

Measles is a serious, infectious virus characterised by fever, small red spots, and cold-like symptoms. It can be prevented by the MMR vaccine.
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measles

(Learning Modules / Geography / Geography of health) An acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash.
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Measles

An infectious disease caused by a virus. Measles can be dangerous to people who have low resistance to infection, for instance after chemotherapy. There is a vaccination for measles, but it should NOT be given during chemotherapy treatment as it is a live virus vaccine.
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Measles

an illness caused by a viral infection, causing a characteristic rash and a fever; primarily affects children
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Measles

an infectious viral disease marked by rash of red circular spots. A critical eruption in a fever.
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Measles

Measles: An acute and highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash. Measles, also known as rubeola, is a potentially disastrous disease. It can be complicated by ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (which can cause convulsions, mental retardation, and even death), the sudden onse
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Measles

Mea'sles noun [ From lst Measle .] Leprosy; also, a leper. [ Obsolete]
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Measles

Mea'sles noun ; plural in form, but used as singular in senses 1, 2, & 3. [ Dutch mazelen ; akin to German masern , plural, and English mazer , and orig. meaning, little spots. See Mazer .] 1. (Medicine) A contagious febrile disorder commencing
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measles

<virology> An acute infectious disease caused by the measles virus, a Morbillivirus in the paramyxovirus family. ... Early symptoms include a low-grade fever, dry cough, pinkeye and cold symptoms. Later symptoms include tiny, white spots lining the inside of the cheeks (Koplik spots) and a red rash which starts on the face and spreads. ... Sy
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measles

rubeola noun an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
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measles

(me´zәlz) a highly contagious illness caused by a virus; it is usually a childhood disease but can be contracted at any age. The incubation period averages about 11 days; a person can transmit the disease for about a week, from 3 or 4 days before the rash appears until it begins to fade. One attack of measle...
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Measles

• (n.) A contagious febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola. • (n.) Leprosy; also, a leper
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measles

contagious viral disease marked by fever, cough, conjunctivitis, and a characteristic rash. Measles is commonest in children but may appear in older ... [13 related articles]
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measles

Type: Term Pronunciation: mē′zĕlz Definitions: 1. An acute exanthematous disease, caused by measles virus (genus Morbillivirus), a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, and marked by fever and other constitutional disturbances, a catarrhal inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes, and a generalized dusky red maculopapular er
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Measles

Measles, also known as morbilli, is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus, specifically a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus. Morbilliviruses, like other paramyxoviruses, are enveloped, single-stranded, negative-sense RNA viruses. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a generalized, maculopapular, erythem
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measles

A common infectious disease, caused by a virus. It involves a characteristic sequence of fever, headache, and malaise followed by conjunctivitis and rhinitis, and then the development of a typical rash, with blotchy erythema, affecting the skin of the face, trunk, and limbs. Cough may indicate infec...
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Measles

A highly contagious disease that is characterized by a high fever, cough, inflammation of the respiratory tract, eruption of white spots in the mouth, and a reddish skin rash. Measles are caused by a paramyexovirus. The incubation period is about ten days. Maternal infection during pregnancy causes a high risk of miscarriage or low birth weight in
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measles

measles or rubeola (rOObē'ulu) , highly contagious disease of young children, caused by a filterable virus and spread by droplet spray from the nose, mouth, and throat of individuals in the infective stage. This period begins 2 to 4 days before the appearance of the rash and lasts from 2 t...
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Measles

Measles or Rubeola is a highly contagious, acute viral disease characterised by Koplik's spots and a spreading maculopapular rash caused by a paramyxovirus and is spread by airborne droplets or direct contact with nasopharyngeal secretions. The disease is communicable from four days before the rash appears until the rash disappears.
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measles

Acute virus disease spread by airborne infection. Symptoms are fever, severe catarrh, small spots inside the mouth, and a raised, blotchy red rash appearing for about a week after two weeks' incubation. Prevention is by vaccination. In 2003, 530,000 children died of measles worldwide. In industrialized countries measles is not usually a serious...
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Measles

An acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.
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Measles

Measles is caused by a morbillivirus, a member of the paramyxoviridae. The prodromal symptoms of measles such as fever, malaise, and conjunctivitis with photophobia, typically begin after an incubation period of ten days. Bluish white spots with a bright red rim (Koplik's spots) appear on the palate and/or buccal mucosae early. The typical maculopa
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Measles

A viral disease of humans easily transmitted via the respiratory route. Prior to the introduction of
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Measles

A viral disease of humans easily transmitted via the respiratory route. Prior to the introduction of
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