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Measles is Vaccine-Preventable
Measles (also known as rubeola and hard measles) is a very contagious, vaccine-preventable, viral disease with symptoms like fever, cough, coryza (inflammation of the mucus membranes of the nose), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye), and a maculopapular (red area on the skin with raised bumps) rash. It usually occurs in people who have not had the disease before or who are unvaccinated.
The best way to prevent measles is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (called MMR). For more information on vaccination, please see the links below.
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