Measles is mainly caused by a virus called a paramyxovirus. It is easily transmited from one person to another in diny droplets especially when an infected person;
- Coughs or
This virus is contained in millions of droplets that come from the nose or mouth when you sneeze or cough. This virus will be filled in the air that we breathe and you may get the virus if you inhale the infected air. The measles virus is not like the influenze virus that will last for a long duration, this virus is can not survive for long duration on objects such as doorknobs and telephones. However, being an airbone virus, it is very contagious. Hence, these shows that only a small number of people will escape from getting the infections if they share a house with an infected person or touch a surface that has this virus and placing his hands on the mouth.
Once the virus are inside the victims body, they are known to multiply in the back of his or her lungs and throat before their spread to other parts of the body. They mainly attack the skins and the respiratory tract. If you have just contracted the disease, it will take two to four days befdore you experience full blown rashes. If you have never experienced this conditon before and you aree not vacinated, there is likelihood that you will get these contagious infection. Cases of re-infection are not common as a healthy body is a capable building up resistance to the condition preventing it from reoccuring. Hence, it is advisable for every parent to take children for vacination against measles or any other condition.