Measles and German Measles There are two "forms" of measles: rubeola (the "ordinary" kind), which causes more serious symptoms and can do permanent damage, and rubella ("German" measles), which is very benign if you have it as a child or an adult but can induce severe birth defects in womem infected early in pregnancy.
Measles Facts What is measles? Measles is a highly contagious infection of the respiratory system.
Measles in the Child Care Setting Measles is caused by the measles virus. Symptoms include a fever, runny nose, cough, and sore and reddened eyes followed by a red-brown blotchy rash. The rash usually starts on the face and spreads down the body, and lasts 3 or more days. Most children with measles become quite ill, but recover with no ill effects. Occasionally, however, measles can lead to pneumonia or inflammation of the brain and permanent disability or death. Adults and very young children tend to have more severe illness.
Measles (Rubeola) Measles (rubeola) is an acute highly contagious viral disease featuring fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash.