The measles virus is a highly contagious disease most often associated with childhood. Measles causes high fevers with other complications that can lead to death. The measles rash, which first appears after the fever spikes, is found behind the ears and along the hairline. It spreads to the trunk and down the extremities. Just a generation ago, the measles virus was a feared illness that nearly every person under the age of 20 contracted. Since 1965, when the vaccine was first given publicly, cases of the disease have dropped 99%. In this guide are articles that describe the symptoms, offer natural remedies as well as discuss the importance of vaccination.
National Network of Immunization Information, http://www.immunizationinfo.org/vaccines/measles
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