11/15/13 Period 4
Destany M. Reynolds
Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. The virus usually grows in the cells that line the back of the throat.
-It can be transmitted through coughing, breathing, sneezing and touch.
-It is a highly contagious.
-It is highly virulent to kids.
Symptoms include fever, runny nose and a rash all over the body.
- Detection of the virus by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR),
- A positive viral culture for measles,
- A positive measles-specific IgM antibody*,
- A significant rise in IgG antibody between acute and convalescent paired sera (not commonly done).
- A blood test can help determine whether the person is contagious with measles.
- There is no treatment for the measles. There is antibiotics that just basically tame it. So, others won't become infected.