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  • viral infection
  • measles paramyxovirus
  • inhale droplets
  • touch surface with droplets on and put hands near mouth/nose
  • multiplies in throat and lungs before spreading throughout whole body
  • symptoms develop 7 - 10 days after infection
  • Koplik's spots in mouth and throat
  • red eyes/sensitivity to light
  • cold-like symptoms
  • red/brown spotty rash - starts behind ears then spreads outwards


  • contagious viral infection
  • mumps paramyxovirus


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