Flashcards in Week 124 - Communicable diseases II Deck (6):
Extremely contagious acute viral illness caused my mobillivirus
- infection rate of ~95% from exposure
Spread by direct contact with nose and throat secretions and in airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes
Reservoir is humans
Infectious from day 1, symptoms appear at day 4:
- raised rash (lasts 5 - 6 days)
- loss of appetite
- loose stools
Complications = mortality of 1/1000
What are the symptoms typical of measles?
Raised rash lasting 5-6 days
Loss of appetite
How is measles transmitted?
Direct contact with nasal or throat secretions
Airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes
What is the best method of preventing disease of measles?
How much of the population need to be vaccinated for herd immunity?