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Measles are a highly contagious viral infection that affectsMeasles the respiratory system, immune system and skin.  Symptoms usually develop 7-10 days after exposure to an infected person.  The symptoms include a high fever, spots in the mouth, malaise, loss of appetite, a hacking cough, runny nose and red eyes.  After this, a spot-like rash appears that covers most of the body.  The course of having them, provided there are no bacterial infections usually lasts 7-10 days.  Measles is an airborne disease that is highly contagious.  In developed countries, children are immunized against it as part of a 3 part vaccine known as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella).  Although measles was thought to be eliminated from the United States by the year 2000, 610 cases were reported in 2014. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.

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