Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads easily through the air or on infected surfaces.
It causes rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red watery eyes. People who are infected with measles can spread the virus up to four days before they develop symptoms.
Vaccines are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from very real diseases that exist in our world.
Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, discusses this latest measles outbreak and just how important it is for you to get your child vaccinated.