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Measles is an infectious disease

Nov 5th 2013 at 6:32 AM

Measles is an infectious disease caused by a virus called morbidly virus.
Clinically, it is characterized by a period fever generally high; cough most often dried and irrigative, runny nose and conjunctivitis may have
Photophobia In the same period Kopi spots arise lesions that are 2 to 3 mm, slightly raised, white with an base, located in the inner region of the oral mucosa, the level of the premolars.
About 2 to 4 days after the emergence of period appears macula popular rash of red color that starts on the face reaching its peak 2-3 days of their start when extending the trunk and limbs. Lasts 4-7 days and can follow with scaling.
Etiologic Agent
The causative agent is the measles virus, which belongs to the genus Mobil virus and family.
The incubation period ranges from 7 to 18 days.
Person to person within 4 to 6 days before the rash up to 4 days after onset of the rash
Suspected case of measles
Every patient, regardless of age and vaccination status, presenting fever and macula popular rash, accompanied by one or more of the following signs and symptoms: cough and / or crazy and / or conjunctivitis.
Actions Surveillance and Control Measures Facing Suspect a Case
Immediate notification to the Secretariat request in proper form, blood test for serology and urine for viral isolation

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