What is measles?
Measles is a viral rash illness that is very contagious. Currently, measles is rare in the United States, but outbreaks still occur as a result of travel to or from other parts of the world. Measles may cause serious complications, including ear infection, pneumonia, and encephalitis (brain swelling). In some cases, measles may be fatal, especially in children under 5 years of age. No cases of measles were reported in Indiana in 2008.

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1. What is measles?
2. What are the symptoms of measles?
3. How is measles spread?
4. Who is at risk for measles?
5. How do I know if I have measles?
6. How is measles treated?
7. How can measles be prevented?