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What you need to know about measles

Symptoms of measles generally begin about seven to 14 days after a person is infected and include:

  • Fever
  • Blotchy rash on the skin, which spreads from the head to the trunk then to the lower extremities
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Feeling run down, achy
  • Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth (Koplik's spots)

People at high risk for severe illness and complications from measles include:

  • Infants and children aged <5 years
  • Adults aged >20 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with compromised immune systems, such as from leukemia and HIV infection

If you believe you may have measles, please contact your healthcare provider.

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