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Measles outbreak: How to protect your children

krishna murthy
People with measles spread the virus through air when they cough, sneeze, or breathe.
Symptoms of measles include high fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes, and rash.
Symptoms may develop about eight to 12 days after you’re exposed. It can last 10 to 14 days.
Serious complications are more common in children under the age of 5, or adults over the age of 30.
The CDC and WHO urge countries to prioritize efforts to immunize all unprotected children, including those missed measles vaccination in the last two years due to Covid-19.
The infected person must be isolated to ensure that the virus is not spread.
The patient should not be exposed to the outside environment as their immunity is weak.
Even if they are exposed, they must be given the vaccine within 72 hours.
If the patient is serious, they can be given measles immunoglobulin under medical supervision.
A good diet, proper hydration and hygiene along with medicines play an important role in preventing the risk of this condition.
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