Class 8 Biology Microorganisms: Friend and Foe Measles

Diseases in Humans: Measles

  • Pathogen
    • Virus, paramyxovirus


  • Pathogen’s entry
    • Transmitted through droplets from nose/ throat/ mouth
    • Highly infectious
    • Children are more prone to infection


  • Symptoms
    • Dry cough
    • Watery eyes
    • Sneezing
    • Mild fever



  • Treatment
    • Treated with medication like cough syrups, paracetamol or Vitamin A supplements
    • Antibiotics do not help a viral infection


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