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Measles

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Definition

noun

A viral respiratory disease characterized by the manifestation of erythematous, maculopapular cutaneous rash, cough, runny nose, and fever in humans and other primates


Supplement

Human measles are of two kinds:

Both of them are characterized by fever, cold and cough symptoms, and red bumpy skin rash. However, their causative agents are different. Rubeola is caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus whereas rubella is by a virus of the genus Rubivirus.


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