Title: #UnderTheLens: This is a microscopic view of the #measles virus. The #disease it causes is highly contagious.
Subject: Microbiology, educational materials.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK).
Code: [ EDU ]
#UnderTheLens: This is a microscopic view of the measles virus. The disease it causes is highly contagious, and can be especially serious for young children. Thankfully, parents have the power to protect their children against measles with an effective vaccine. Measles starts with fever. Soon after, it causes a runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and even death. The best protection against this virus and the disease it causes is the MMR vaccine. It provides long-lasting protection against all strains of measles. Doctors recommend children receive two doses of the MMR vaccine for best protection. Talk to your doctor to make sure your child is up to date. Photo Credit: CDC Public Health Image Library #parenting #healthykids #healthybaby #momlife #moms #dads #publichealth #vaccines #family #science #publichealthnerd #CDC
Keywords: US CDC; Educational Materials; Measles.