Measles: It ISN'T JUST A LITTLE RASH
No cases of measles have been identified in North Carolina in 2019.
- Questions about Measles | Preguntas sobre el sarampión
- Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know about Measles | Las 4 cosas principales que deben saber los padres sobre el sarampión
- Signs and Symptoms | Signos y síntomas
- Make Sure You’re Protected against Measles before International Travel | Para viajeros
It isn’t just a little rash. Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children.
Measles symptoms typically include:
- High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes
- Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin
Measles Can Be Serious
- About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.-
- 1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling due to infection (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
- 1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.
Protect yourself and your family by being up-to-date with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.