The Disease Can Transmit Easily Through The Air And Can Be Spread Through Coughing, Sneezing And Inhaling Of An Infected Persons Droplets.

Based on todays numbers, the U.S. exceeded the median number cases from the last decade, in January alone. So why is measles such a big deal? 1) It is really contagious. Measles is one of the most highly infectious diseases known, according to Reshma Chugani, MD, pediatrician at Atlanta Childrens Clinical Center in Buckhead, Georgia. The disease can transmit easily through the air and can be spread through coughing, sneezing and inhaling of an infected persons droplets. droplets are so small that they can hang around in the air for hours before a susceptible person inhales them, said Dr. Chugani. The virus can also live on surfaces touched by an infected person for up to two hours.

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