“Measles is one of the most infectious diseases we know about and it’s easily spread so people sharing the same room as somebody that happened to be not immune to the virus can easily pick up the virus,” said Riley Doctor James Woods.
Although it’s contagious and can easily spread, prevention of the measles is easy because of the MMR vaccine.
“Vaccines are certainly a hot topic and we know that vaccines are safe,” said Dr. Woods. “For measles, it’s a very effective vaccine so we try to educate our families as much as we can about the safety of these vaccines and how they really do work to prevent diseases like the measles.”
If you believe you or a family member may have the measles it’s important to visit your doctor right away.