Who is at a risk of catching measles?


Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Unvaccinated young children and pregnant women are at the greatest risk of contracting the disease. This involves infants aged 12 to 15 months, when they are usually able to receive their first dose of the MMR vaccine. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Stay up-to-date with your measles immunization. #MeasleImmunizationDay