measles measles  /ˈmi zəlz/


  • (n) an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children



  1. Most communicable of all contagious diseases is measles.
  2. A vaccine against measles is at last in sight.
  3. In the comic strips, measles is a joke.


  1. Measles Alert for Dulles Airport Travelers

    A passenger infected with measles traveled through Dulles International Airport, prompting health officials to warn other travelers. Photo Credit: Getty
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC Washington

  2. Measles epidemic sweeps northern Syria: MSF

    An epidemic of measles is sweeping through parts of northern Syria, with at least 7,000 people affected because the ongoing civil war has disrupted vaccination programmes, Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Measles alert for Dulles travelers

    The Loudoun County Health Department warns that people who were at the airport on June 7 may have been exposed to measles.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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  1. "That is Andrew Wakefield's legacy. The hospitalisations and deaths of children from measles who could have easily avoided the disease," said Mr Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
    on May 25, 2010 By: Paul Offit Source: TODAYonline

  2. "It is unacceptable that children are still dying from preventable causes,like pneumonia, malaria, measles and malnutrition," said Veneman.
    on Nov 20, 2009 By: Ann M Veneman Source: Sify

  3. "The clear message from this achievement is that the strategy works," said CDC director Dr. Julie Gerberding. "The next step is to fully implement this strategy in south Asia, where (the) measles disease burden is now the highest in the...
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Julie Gerberding Source: Adnkronos International Italia

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