An infant having measles

Measles Affects Major Areas of England After Europe

Europe, 20th. August, 2018: As per WHO (World heath organization) The measles cases in europe have hit high records in first 6 months of 2018. According to sources, in previous years the figures 23,597 cases. However, currently there are more than 41000 patients and 37 are already died.

The situation of England is different, where 807 cases are reported till now. But world health organization is asking European countries to take urgent remedies for this diseas spead.

According to the public heath dept of England, the measles in england is because of people who are coming from mainland Europe and travfelled in past few weaks.

There is a lot about measles which we must know:

Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104.0 °F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Says Wikipedia

What does the beginning of measles look like?

Starting with high fever, cough and runny nose, the infection spreads for two to three days. After certain days, white spots inside mouth begins to appear. The rash starts coming on whole body with fever just after 4-5 days of symptons. Measles in adults and measles in babies are same.

How long does it take to recover from measles

The first symptom is fever and it may take twelve to fourteen days to recover after first symptom. Most of the people use antibiotics for measles treatment.

How do you know if you are having measles

There are multiple measles causes. It spreads like other viral diseases. Red eyes, runny nose and cough with fever can help you know if you are having measles.

Where does the measles rash start

As per the measles symptoms, the rash starts from neck and then goes downward to whole body including trunk, legs, feet and arms.

The infection can case multiple diseases like:

  • meningitis
  • pneumonia
  • febrile convulsions
  • encephalitis
  • liver infection

However MMR vaccine was considered to be a cure of measles. Later it was rejected. But NHS still recommended children to have MMR vaccine to avoid this disease.

According to BBC: In Europe, Ukraine and Serbia have reported highest number of measles cases.

European Countries having high rates of measles cases

In England, there are number of regions being affected by measles:

  • London (281)
  • South East (166)
  • South West (139)
  • West Midlands (84)
  • Yorkshire and Humberside (75) Source: BBC


More About Measles Disease

measles meaning: An infectious viral Disease that casues runny nose, red rash and fever

measles pictures:

measles symptoms in adults are runny nose, cough, fever and red eyes

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