Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. About three out of ten people who get measles will develop one or more complications including pneumonia, ear infections, or diarrhea. Complications are more common in adults and young children.
Measles 2015 COCA (Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity) webinar slides from CDC
Measles Resources page (educational resources from CDC)
ADPH sent a Measles Reporting and Testing ALERT to primary care physicians statewide
Measles vaccines are highly effective in preventing the disease News Release
- What is measles?
- Who can get measles?
- What are the symptoms of measles?
- Are there complications of measles?
- How soon do symptoms appear?
- How is measles spread?
- How long is an infected person able to spread the disease?
- What is the treatment for measles?
- How do I protect myself, my kids, and/or my family?
The CDC Vaccine Information Statement (MMR) provides more information about the disease and its vaccine.
Page last updated: April 26, 2017