Most defining symptoms of measles is fever along with one of the three C’s (Cough, Coryza, Conjunctivitis). Symptoms generally appear after 10 to 14 days days of exposure to the virus. During this stage, the virus multiplies and spreads throughout the body. Symptoms include:
A person infected with measles can spread the disease for about 8 days. He or she is highly contagious for four days before the rash appears and until four days after the rash appears. Common complications of measles include diarrhea and pneumonia.
Do you know? Measles can be prevented by vaccination.