Measles rash

Photograph of a measlses rash

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Measles is an infectious disease that causes a red, non-itchy rash over most of the body and severe flu-like symptoms with a high fever. Measles is extremely rare in Canada and the United States because of widespread immunization programs.

Last Updated: April 7, 2009

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology

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