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Transcript of Measles
How many people in Texas have the disease?
In 2015, there was only one case reported of measles.
In the US, less than 1,204 people have the measles.
What is the treatment for the disease?
There is no treatment for the measles, as it is a virus, but the symptoms disappear within one or two weeks. After that, one should consider getting vaccinated to be safe.
What is the pathophysiology for the disease?
Measles is caused by the rubeola virus. It is highly contagious among children. It causes coughing, sneezing, coryza (irritation and swelling of membrane in the nose), and koplik spots in the mouth.
What is the prognosis for this disease?
The prognosis for measles is pretty great. Once you contract the disease, it passes within 1-3 weeks and your chance of contracting it again is slim.
Are there any vaccinations available for this disease?
A vaccine is available and it includes a vaccination for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccines.
What type of information is available for someone needing to learn more about this disease?
-This disease is highly contagious
-Spread by direct contact, by saliva, coughing, and/or sneezing.
-More information is available in the sources cited in this prezi
Where is the disease prevalent?
How many people in the US have your disease?
How many people in Houston have the disease?
There is virtually no one in the Houston area that has contracted the measles due to the vaccine.
What are the risk factors for this disease?
Some risk factors for contracting the measles are…
-Vitamin A deficiency
Is there a population who is at greater risk for this disease?
-Children under the age of five
-Those who suffer from an immune system defect, such as HIV/AIDS or leukemia
What are the most common signs and symptoms of this disease?
-Swollen lymph nodes
What are prevention methods available to stop the spread of the disease?
You can get vaccinated with measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and/or measles-mumps-rubella-varicella (MMRV) vaccines.