measles virus |

measles virus |

Write a 5 page report on the transmission, signs & symptoms, complications, and diagnosis of measles.

Transmission – include statistics, mode of transmission, some epidemiology

signs & symptoms – non specific signs and symptoms – how measles begins with mild to moderate fever accompanied by cough, runny nose, sore throat. Include Koplik’s spots, acute illness and rash.

complications – diarrhea and pneumonia

diagnosis – lab over the years, fever for at least 2 days, observation of Koplik’s spots, laboratory testing (culture? serology? etc..)