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Bailey Jensen

on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Measles

Measles By: Bailey Jensen
2nd Period Virus -Sphere shape (A.K.A. cocci) Signs and Symptoms... Fever Dry Cough Runny Nose Sore Throat Inflamed Eyes Tiny spots inside the mouth Sensitivity to Light A blotchy skin rash Someone infected coughs, sneezes or talks. Preventative Measures Isolation of infected patient Immunization of those exposed Immunization at the beginning of epidemic Vaccination at 9 months of age Take medication, antibiotics, and drink lots of fluids. Five Facts Those who haven't been or are too young to be vaccintated are at risk of getting measles. Symptoms can start after 7-21 days after exposure to the virus. A person can be contagious with measles for up to four days. In 2010, there were 139,300 measles deaths globally – nearly 380 deaths every day or 15 deaths every hour. It’s one of the leading causes of death among children globally. -Size varies between 350-400 nano-meters (nm) Morphology How it's transmitted To cure Measles Wright, Robert Dean., and William Colby. Rucker. Measles. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1938. Print. Bibliography
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