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.
Information for the General Public
- Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions about Measles / Measles Outbreaks
- Frequently Asked Questions about Measles Immunity
Information for Public Health Departments
- Case Report Form
- Disease Plan
- IBIS Indicator Report: Measles Infections
- Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
- Measles Assessment Tool