Measles Outbreak – Extremely Contagious

A measles outbreak can occur just by being in the same room as someone with the disease -- up to 3 hours after the infected person has left!

Dr. Greene’s advice for a measles outbreak…

Did you know that airborn transmission of measles can occur just by being in the same room as someone with the disease? You can even catch the disease up to 3 hours after the infected person has left!

Over 90% of people who are not immune to measles will catch it if they are in the same room as the disease. At greatest risk are children who have not received a vaccine for measles and adults born between 1957 and 1968 who have not had a recent booster.

I’m certainly glad my own children are protected.

Published on: April 13, 2001
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Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.
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