Measles is the leading cause of vaccine preventable death worldwide. It is spread through fluids of affected people and by aerosol. This means it can be contracted by being in the company of someone with measles.
Symptoms of Measles:
- Ear infection
- Lung infection
- Brain inflammation
- A live attenuated vaccine, given in combination with rubella and mumps.
- A child is given two doses, one at 1 years of age and the other at 15 month of age
- Adverse events from the vaccine are very rare
The usual symptoms from the vaccine are: general discomfort, fever, and rarely a rash a week later.