The U.S. Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know, Now

The U.S. Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know, Now

Given the recent measles outbreak, The Patient's Playbook wants to help you understand the status of the outbreak, the disease, what you can do to protect yourself and what to do if you do contract measles.
 
While some people may think that measles is a minor disease that may impact some children, it can actually be quite serious. Measles is a highly contagious acute respiratory illness. In severe cases, measles can lead to pneumonia, swelling of the brain, convulsions, deafness, premature births in pregnant women, and death.

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