Friday, June 19, 2009

My Nephew Has Measles!

My poor nephew has measles!
It has been 3 days that he has fever and
earlier my sister Tammy was so worried because she saw skin rash all over his body.

Measles, also called rubeola, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that's caused by a virus. It causes a total-body skin rash and flu-like symptoms, including a fever, cough, and runny nose.

Since measles is caused by a virus, there is no specific medical treatment and the virus has to run its course. But a child who is sick should be sure to receive plenty of fluids and rest, and be kept from spreading the infection to others.

Get well soon Little Ziggy!