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Measles is a disease caused by a virus that can be serious to infants and adults. Although it lasts only one to two weeks, it can cause complications such as pneumonia and ear infection. The symptoms appear roughly ten days after exposure and include a cough, fever, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. This is followed by a rash that spread to cover the face, chest, and arms.

Measles is a highly contagious disease. Vaccination is the best way to prevent exposure and illness.

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Utah Department of Health
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288 North 1460 West
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