Measles symptoms typically include:
- High fever (may spike to more than 104° F)
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes
- Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin
Measles Can Be Serious
About 1 out of 4 people who get measles will be hospitalized.
1 out of every 1,000 people with measles will develop brain swelling due to infection (encephalitis), which may lead to brain damage.
1 or 2 out of 1,000 people with measles will die, even with the best care.
You have the power to protect your child.
Provide your children with safe and long-lasting protection against measles by making sure they get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.