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Measles. Eric Schwender Wade Hall. Transmitting of Measles. Measles is an infectious disease. Therefore, it can be spread easily from one patient to the next. Sneezing Direct Contact Water droplets on nose and mouth of contaminated person (New York Times, 2013). Symptoms.

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measles

Measles

Eric Schwender

Wade Hall

transmitting of measles
Transmitting of Measles
  • Measles is an infectious disease. Therefore, it can be spread easily from one patient to the next.
  • Sneezing
  • Direct Contact
  • Water droplets on nose and mouth of contaminated person (New York Times, 2013).
symptoms
Symptoms
  • There are many distinct signs and symptoms specific to measles.
    • Bloodshot/irritated eyes
    • Coughing and throat pain
    • Fever
    • Muscle pain
    • Rashes
  • Symptoms are typically observed 6 days after exposed to the virus (New York Times, 2013).
treatment prevention
Treatment/Prevention
  • Vaccinations are used to prevent someone from contracting the disease (Nytimes, 2013).
    • First vaccination wasn’t discovered until 1963 (Thompson et. Al., 2007).
  • Antibiotic called serum globulin can be used to reduce effects of symptoms (New York Times, 2013).
structure of the virus
Structure of the Virus
  • The virus contains a RNA strand and is surrounded by a lipid bilayer.
  • Hemagglutinin protein sticks out from the virus.
prevalence
Prevalence
  • Measles nowadays is mostly noticed in developing countries, primarily in Africa and Asia. Most countries that are developed have modern western medicine that can efficiently treat measles. However, there are a few countries that struggle with it today (Oxford Journal, 2004).
what if there was a measles outbreak
What If There Was A Measles Outbreak?!
  • Bad, but not deadly
  • Measles can be transmitted very easily through a sneeze and direct contamination, but can be contained (New York Times, 2013).
  • Unlikely due to MMR vaccine(New York Times, 2013).
  • Could lead to wide-spread pneumonia (New York Times, 2013).
  • Babies would be mostly at risk(New York Times, 2013).
the economic effects of an outbreak
The Economic Effects of an Outbreak
  • More people would spend money on vaccination.
  • In 2010 the U.S. spent over $35 million on measles related complications (Oxford Journals, 2013).
  • Major economic burden on community
the social effect of an outbreak
The Social Effect of an Outbreak
  • People would have to stay home.
  • Recommended to use:
    • Social networks
    • Electronics to communicate with others.
  • Doing this would slow the spread of the virus, but not stop it because it can take up to 3-5 days before you notice any symptoms of the measles virus (New York Times, 2013).
source citations
Source Citations
  • New York Times. (2013). Measles. [accessed 11 March 2013]. Retrieved from http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/measles/news-and-features.html
  • Oxford Journal. (2004). The Clinical Significance of Measles: A Review. [accessed 11 March 2013]. Retrieved from http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/189/Supplement_1/S4.full
  • Restak, R., Bechtel, S., Daniels, P., Hitchcock, S.T., Gura, T., Stein, L., Thompson, J. Body The Complete Human How It Grows, How It Works, and How to Keep It Healthy and Strong Washington D.C:. National Geographic.