Measles cases highest in the past 25 years

  • Monday 03, June 2019 12:47 PM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: According to the CBS News, the US has surpassed its previous measles record with 971 confirmed cases this year alone.
Measles includes symptoms such as high fever, red eyes, and a rash that begins on the face.

The CDC says the virus is contagious as it stays in the airspace when someone with measles has coughed or sneezed.

Ninety percent of the people who are not immune to the virus will likely become infected.

They also recommend getting the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to prevent outbreaks.

Measles is especially unsafe for children under the age of 5 or adults over the age of 20.