[ US /ˈmizəɫz/ ]
[ UK /mˈiːsə‍lz/ ]
  1. an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
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  • Measles, mumps and rubella are unpleasant diseases and an epidemic in this country would be disastrous.
  • Her mother Mandy, 38, has now urged all parents to have their children vaccinated with the MMR jab, which protects children against measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Many details of the after treatment depend upon the special disease, as the rubbing of the body with carbolized vaseline after scarlet fever, the care of the eyes after measles, and other particulars of which space does not admit mention here. A Practical Physiology
  • It is possible that one or both of these pandemics were due to smallpox, or even measles.
  • While we are on the verge of eliminating measles from the United States, increased travel can lead tospread from other countriesas evidenced by a measles outbreak associated with an international youth sporting eventthat occurred in three states in the U.S. during the fall of2007. MMR: Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine
  • Adults are often immune to German measles.
  • HIV belongs to a group of viruses known as "enveloped" viruses, which also includes influenza, mumps, measles, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, Ebola and SARS. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • A lot of children in the school caught measles last term.
  • Let me know when your boy comes down, and also about the measles, cowpock, and whooping-cough; also if all's right with Mr. Plaskwith. Night and Morning, Complete
  • Measles in pregnancy can cause miscarriage, premature labour or a baby with low birth weight.
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