In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in South Africa, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) now reports 227 cases of laboratory-confirmed measles across all provinces through December 17.
Measles spreads from person to person by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Signs and symptoms of measles include rash, high fever and a cough, runny nose, or red, watery eyes. People can spread measles up to 4 days before and 4 days after they have a rash. Measles can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia, and even death.
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