Measles: The Point on a New Epidemic

By Blandina Steinhauslin, AILO Florence


What is it?

The virus of measles is part of the paramyxovirus family, meaning viruses that are mainly responsible for causing acute respiratory diseases, like mumps, rubella and others.  

Measles spreads through droplets in the air; it is transmitted by coughing and sneezing, and generally close personal contact. It infects...

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