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What is measles?

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that typically causes a skin rash and fevers, mostly in young children. It has the potential to cause serious complications, including death.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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