Mississippi State Department of Health



Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. Measles causes fever, runny nose, cough and body rash. About one out of 20 children with measles go on to develop pneumonia. Measles can be prevented by the combination MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

Additional Resources

Links referenced on this page
More about measles in Mississippi    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/14,0,417.html ok
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)    http://www.cdc.gov/measles/
county health department    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok
How to report measles cases to MSDH    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/14,0,194.html ok

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