Measles is an acute highly infectious disease. It affects infants and children. The causative agent is an RNA paramyxo virus.
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Measles is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood. It spreads very rapidly and caused by a specific virus, which is present in the nasal discharges and skin scrapings. The incubation period for this is around 8 to 10 days. In adults it may be slightly longer.
The early symptoms of the disease are sometimes so mild that it becomes difficult to recognize the true nature of the disease In some cases the pre-eruptive stage lasts for three to four days and is characterized by fever, coughing, sneezing, running of nose and redness of eyes.