MeaslesMMeaslesMeaslesEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2019-10-03T04:00:00ZMichelle Science, MD, MSc9.0000000000000057.60000000000001166.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Measles is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus. Learn the symptoms and causes of measles and how it can be prevented. </p><p>Measles is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus. When someone with the virus coughs or sneezes, contaminated droplets spread through the air and land on nearby surfaces. Your child can catch the virus by inhaling these droplets or by touching them and then touching their face, mouth or eyes.</p><p>Your child is more likely to develop measles if they do not have the measles vaccination, and if they travel to other countries, where measles is more common, without being vaccinated.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Measles is an infection caused by a virus. It is very contagious and has no specific antiviral treatment.</li><li>Usually, measles causes fever, runny nose, cough, conjunctivitis (red and watery eyes) and a rash.</li><li>Complication rates are highest among young children and include pneumonia, encephalitis (brain swelling or infection), blindness and death.</li><li>Measles can be prevented with immunization.</li><li>If you think your child has measles and needs to be seen, call your doctor, clinic or emergency department before arriving. Precautions can then be made to prevent the spread of the infection to others.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of measles</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Measles rash</span> <img alt="Torso of child with measles rash" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Measles_torso_MEDIMG_PHO_EN.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The measles rash starts on the face, and spreads down the body towards the feet.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Common symptoms of measles include:</p><ul> <li>a <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> that lasts for a couple of days</li><li>a cough, runny nose, and red and watery eyes (<a href="/Article?contentid=782&language=English">conjunctivitis</a>)</li><li>a rash that starts on the face, upper neck and behind the ears, and then spreads down the body before spreading to the arms, hands, legs and feet</li></ul><p>After about five days, the rash fades in the same order it appeared.</p><h2>How measles is diagnosed</h2><p>Measles is diagnosed by a physical examination of your child. The doctor may also order blood and urine tests or viral swabs from the nose or throat. If you think your child has measles, call your child’s doctor, the clinic or emergency department before going to see them so the infection is not passed on to other patients.</p><h2>Complications of measles</h2><p>Complications are dangerous and rates are highest in young children. About a quarter of children under five years of age with measles will require admission to hospital. Some children with a measles infection will also get an <a href="/article?contentid=8&language=english">ear infection</a>, <a href="/article?contentid=7&language=english">diarrhea</a> or even <a href="/article?contentid=784&language=english">pneumonia</a>.</p><p>Rarely, some children who have measles also get a swelling or infection of the brain (encephalitis). Severe cases of encephalitis can lead to seizures, hearing loss, brain damage or death.</p><p>Children with vitamin A deficiency who get measles can become blind.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's regular doctor if:</p><ul><li>your child's fever does not lessen four days after the rash starts</li><li>your child's coughing gets worse</li><li>your child develops ear pain</li></ul><p>Take your child to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 if your child:</p><ul><li>becomes short of breath or develops persistently noisy breathing</li><li>shows a change in behaviour or movement problems</li><li>has a seizure</li><li>develops a severe headache or persistent vomiting</li></ul><p>Let the doctor’s office, clinic or emergency department know your child may have measles before you arrive so that precautions can be made to prevent the spread of the infection to others.</p><h2>References</h2><p>Government of Canada. (2019, April 1). <em>Measles in Canada</em>. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/measles/measles-in-canada.html</p><p>Government of Canada. (2019, October 1). <em>Measles and Rubella Weekly Monitoring Reports</em>. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/measles/surveillance-measles/measles-rubella-weekly-monitoring-reports.html</p>
RougeoleRRougeoleMeaslesFrenchInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2019-10-03T04:00:00ZMichelle Science, MD, MSc1462.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez quels sont les symptômes et les causes de la rougeole et renseignez-vous sur la façon de prendre soin de votre enfant s’il contracte la maladie. </p><p>La rougeole est une infection causée par un virus très contagieux. Quand une personne infectée par le virus tousse ou éternue, des gouttelettes contaminées se propagent dans l’air et se déposent sur des surfaces à proximité. Votre enfant peut contracter le virus en inhalant ces gouttelettes ou en touchant son visage, sa bouche ou ses yeux après être entré en contact avec elles.</p><p>Votre enfant court un plus grand risque d’attraper la rougeole s’il n’a pas été vacciné contre cette maladie et s’il voyage à l’étranger, où la rougeole est plus fréquente, sans avoir été vacciné.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La rougeole est une infection causée par un virus. Elle est très contagieuse et il n’existe aucun traitement antiviral spécifique pour cette maladie.</li><li>Habituellement, la rougeole cause de la fièvre, un écoulement nasal, de la toux, une conjonctivite (yeux rouges et larmoyants) et une éruption cutanée.</li><li>La fréquence des complications est plus élevée chez les jeunes enfants et ces aggravations comprennent la pneumonie, une encéphalite (infection ou inflammation du cerveau), la cécité ou la mort.</li><li>La rougeole peut être prévenue avec la vaccination.</li><li>Si vous pensez que votre enfant est atteint de rougeole et doit être examiné, il faut en parler à son médecin, à la clinique ou au service des urgences avant votre arrivée. Des précautions pourront être prises pour prévenir la propagation de l’infection à d’autres personnes.</li></ul><h2>Signes et symptômes de la rougeole</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">L’éruption cutanée causée par la rougeole</span> <img alt="Torso of child with measles rash" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Measles_torso_MEDIMG_PHO_EN.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">L’éruption cutanée de la rougeole apparaît d’abord sur le visage et se propage vers le bas du corps jusqu’aux pieds.</figcaption></figure> <p>Les symptômes courants de la rougeole comprennent :</p><ul><li>une fièvre qui dure quelques jours;</li><li>une toux, un écoulement nasal, des yeux rouges et larmoyants (<a href="/article?contentid=782&language=french">conjonctivite</a>);</li><li>une éruption cutanée qui commence par le visage, dans le haut du cou et derrière les oreilles, et qui se répand ensuite vers le bas du corps avant de s’étendre vers les bras, les mains, les jambes et les pieds.</li></ul><p>Après cinq jours environ, l’éruption cutanée s’estompe dans le même ordre où elle est apparue.</p><h2>Comment la rougeole est-elle diagnostiquée?</h2><p>Le diagnostic de la rougeole repose sur l’examen physique de l’enfant. Il arrive aussi que le médecin demande des analyses de sang ou des prélèvements viraux du nez ou de la gorge. Si vous pensez que votre enfant a la rougeole, appelez le médecin de votre enfant, la clinique ou le service des urgences avant de vous y rendre afin que l’infection ne se transmette pas à d’autres patients sur les lieux.</p><h2>Complications en lien avec la rougeole</h2><p>Les complications sont dangereuses et plus fréquentes chez les jeunes enfants. Un quart environ des enfants de moins de 5 ans qui contractent la rougeole doivent être hospitalisés. Certains enfants infectés par le virus de la rougeole auront aussi une <a href="/article?contentid=8&language=french">otite</a>, de la <a href="/article?contentid=7&language=french">diarrhée</a>, voire une <a href="/article?contentid=784&language=french">pneumonie</a>.</p><p>Dans de rares cas, certains enfants atteints de rougeole développent également une inflammation ou une infection du cerveau appelée encéphalite. Les cas graves d’encéphalite peuvent être à l’origine de convulsions, d’une perte auditive ou de lésions cérébrales, voire entraîner la mort.</p><p>Les enfants qui ont une carence en vitamine A et qui attrapent la rougeole risquent de perdre la vue.</p><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Appelez le médecin habituel de votre enfant si :</p><ul><li>la fièvre de votre enfant ne diminue pas après quatre jours suivant l’apparition des taches rouges;</li><li>la toux de votre enfant s’aggrave;</li><li>les oreilles de votre enfant commencent à lui faire mal.</li></ul><p>Emmenez votre enfant au service d’urgence le plus près ou composez le 911 si votre enfant :</p><ul><li>a le souffle court ou se met à respirer bruyamment de façon persistante;</li><li>montre un changement de comportement ou des problèmes de mouvement;</li><li>a des convulsions;</li><li>a des maux de tête importants ou vomit de façon persistante.</li></ul><p>Si vous pensez que votre enfant a la rougeole, appelez au cabinet du médecin de votre enfant, à la clinique ou au service des urgences avant de vous y rendre afin que des précautions soient prises pour que l’infection ne se transmette pas à d’autres.</p>
الحصبةاالحصبةMeaslesArabicInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen,MD, FRCPC, FAAP(PEM);Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPC;Anne Matlow, MD, FRCPC;Laurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC8.0000000000000064.00000000000001116.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>نظرة عامة سهلة الفهم تغطي الاسباب والعلاج والمشورة بشأن متى يتم السعي لتقديم المساعدة الطبية لهذا المرض الحاد الناجم عن الحُمة المخاطية. تعلّم عن كيفية رعاية طفلك.</p>
麻疹麻疹MeaslesChineseSimplifiedInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen,MD, FRCPC, FP(PEM)  Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPC Laurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC64.00000000000008.000000000000001116.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z这份简要的概述涵盖了这种粘液病毒引起的突发性疾病的症状、起因、治疗以及对何时寻求医疗救助的建议。了解如何照顾孩子。<br>
麻疹麻疹MeaslesChineseTraditionalInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen,MD, FRCPC, FP(PEM)  Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPC Laurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC64.00000000000008.000000000000001116.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z​容易明白的標記,原因,治療和建議,關於何時尋求粘病毒引起的急性病的醫療幫助
SarampoSSarampoMeaslesPortugueseNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP (PEM)Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPCLaurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC60.00000000000008.00000000000000639.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sarampo: saiba quais os sinais do sarampo e os meios de prevenção do sarampo em crianças. Conheça os sintomas e os tratamentos do vírus do sarampo.</p><h2>O que é o sarampo?</h2><p>O sarampo, uma infecção causada por um vírus, ocorre principalmente no fim do Inverno e na Primavera. Quando alguém que é portador do vírus tosse ou espirra, as gotículas contaminadas espalham-se no ar e caem sobre as áreas em redor. A criança pode apanhar o vírus ao inalar tais gotículas ou ao tocar nelas e, depois, tocar na sua própria face, boca, olhos ou ouvidos.<br></p><h2>Pontos principais</h2><ul> <li>O sarampo é uma infecção causada por um vírus, para a qual não existe tratamento específico.</li><li>Geralmente, o sarampo causa febre, tosse, conjuntivite e erupção cutânea.</li><li>Deverão tomar-se precauções para que outras pessoas não contraiam a infecção pelo sarampo. Visto que esta doença é muito contagiosa, é obrigatório manter a criança isolada.</li><li>A hospitalização é necessária somente em casos muito raros para tratamento do sarampo.</li><li>O sarampo pode ser evitado através da vacinação.</li><li>NÃO dê à criança medicamentos com ASA (ácido acetilsalicílico ou Aspirina).​</li></ul>
ਖਸਰਾਖਸਰਾMeaslesPunjabiNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-02-09T05:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen,MD, FRCPC, FAAP(PEM) Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPC60.00000000000008.00000000000000639.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਸਹਿਜੇ ਹੀ ਸਮਝ ਆਉਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਪੰਛੀ ਝਾਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨੀਆਂ, ਕਾਰਨ, ਇਲਾਜ ਅਤੇ ਮਿਕਸੋਵਇਰਸ ਕਾਰਨ ਲੱਗਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਇਸ ਸਖ਼ਤ ਬਿਮਾਰੀ ਲਈ ਡਾਕਟਰੀ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਕਦੋਂ ਹਾਸਲ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੈ, ਬਾਰੇ ਮਸ਼ਵਰਾ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੈ। ਆਪਣੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਕਰਨੀ ਹੈ, ਬਾਰੇ ਸਿਖਿਆ ਹਾਸਲ ਕਰੋ।</p>
SarampiónSSarampiónMeaslesSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP(PEM) Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPCLaurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC60.00000000000008.00000000000000639.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>El sarampión se causa por un virus, unos de los síntomas del sarampión son manchas rojas en la piel. Conozca información sobre el tratamiento del sarampión.<br></p><h2>¿Qué es el sarampión?</h2><p>El sarampión es una infección causada por un virus. Se contrae por lo general a fines del invierno y durante la primavera. Cuando algún portador del virus tose o estornuda, las gotitas que contienen el virus se esparcen por el aire y se depositan sobre las superficies vecinas. Su niño puede contagiarse el virus inhalando estas gotitas o tocándolas y luego llevando las manos a su rostro, boca, ojos u oídos.<br></p><h2>Puntos clave</h2><ul><li>El sarampión es una infección causada por un virus, que no tiene un tratamiento específico.</li><li>Por lo general, el sarampión produce fiebre, tos, conjuntivitis y sarpullido. </li><li>Se deben tomar precauciones para no infectar de sarampión a otras personas. Debido a que el sarampión es muy contagioso, su niño debe permanecer aislado. </li><li>Sólo en casos muy raros es necesario hospitalizar a un paciente con sarampión.</li><li>El sarampión puede prevenirse con la vacunación.</li><li>NO administre AAS (ácido acetilsalicílico o aspirina) a su niño.<br></li></ul>
சின்னமுத்துசின்னமுத்துMeaslesTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP(PEM) Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPCLaurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC60.00000000000008.00000000000000639.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>சின்னம்மை என்பது காய்ச்சல், இருமல், கண்ஜங்டிவிற்றிஸ் மற்றும் தோல் வெடிப்பு ஆகியவை ஏற்பட காரணமாயிருக்கக்கூடிய ஒரு தொற்று நோய். பிள்ளைகளின் சின்னம்மை அறிகுறிகள் மற்றும் சின்னம்மை சிகிச்சை முறைகள் பற்றி தெரிந்துகொள்ளுங்கள்.</p>
خسرہخخسرہMeaslesUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZWilliam Mounstephen, MD, FRCPC, FAAP(PEM) Janine A. Flanagan, HBArtsSc, MD, FRCPCAnne Matlow, MD, FRCPCLaurie Streitenberger, RN, BSc, CIC60.00000000000008.00000000000000639.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zخسرہ ایک انفیکشن (تعدی) ہے جس کے سبب بخار، کھانسی، التہاب چشم اور پتی ہوتی ہے۔ بجوں میں خسرہ کی علامات اور خسرہ کے علاج کے طریقے معلوم کریں۔

 

 

 

 

Measles752.000000000000MeaslesMeaslesMEnglishInfectious DiseasesChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinImmune systemConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Eye discomfort and redness;Fever;Rash;Runny nose2019-10-03T04:00:00ZMichelle Science, MD, MSc9.0000000000000057.60000000000001166.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Measles is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus. Learn the symptoms and causes of measles and how it can be prevented. </p><p>Measles is an infection caused by a highly contagious virus. When someone with the virus coughs or sneezes, contaminated droplets spread through the air and land on nearby surfaces. Your child can catch the virus by inhaling these droplets or by touching them and then touching their face, mouth or eyes.</p><p>Your child is more likely to develop measles if they do not have the measles vaccination, and if they travel to other countries, where measles is more common, without being vaccinated.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Measles is an infection caused by a virus. It is very contagious and has no specific antiviral treatment.</li><li>Usually, measles causes fever, runny nose, cough, conjunctivitis (red and watery eyes) and a rash.</li><li>Complication rates are highest among young children and include pneumonia, encephalitis (brain swelling or infection), blindness and death.</li><li>Measles can be prevented with immunization.</li><li>If you think your child has measles and needs to be seen, call your doctor, clinic or emergency department before arriving. Precautions can then be made to prevent the spread of the infection to others.</li></ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of measles</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Measles rash</span> <img alt="Torso of child with measles rash" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Measles_torso_MEDIMG_PHO_EN.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The measles rash starts on the face, and spreads down the body towards the feet.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Common symptoms of measles include:</p><ul> <li>a <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> that lasts for a couple of days</li><li>a cough, runny nose, and red and watery eyes (<a href="/Article?contentid=782&language=English">conjunctivitis</a>)</li><li>a rash that starts on the face, upper neck and behind the ears, and then spreads down the body before spreading to the arms, hands, legs and feet</li></ul><p>After about five days, the rash fades in the same order it appeared.</p><h2>How measles spreads</h2> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Close-up of a measles rash</span> <img alt="Close-up of measles rash" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Measles_closeup_MEDIMG_PHO_EN.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The characteristic measles rash is red and blotchy.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Measles is a very contagious disease. It spreads very easily from one person to another and can also spread in the air.</p><p>The measles virus lives in the nose and throat of infected people. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, droplets spray into the air. The virus can stay in the air or land on surfaces nearby, where the virus can spread for up to two hours. Sharing the same room or area with someone who has measles, even for a brief period of time, can be enough to transmit the infection to someone who is not immune. This is why parents need to call ahead before going to their doctor, a clinic or the emergency department when they suspect their child has measles so that precautions can be put in place to prevent further spread.</p><p>People with measles are usually contagious from four days before, until four days after the rash appears. Children with immune system problems may stay contagious much longer.</p><h2>How measles is diagnosed</h2><p>Measles is diagnosed by a physical examination of your child. The doctor may also order blood and urine tests or viral swabs from the nose or throat. If you think your child has measles, call your child’s doctor, the clinic or emergency department before going to see them so the infection is not passed on to other patients.</p><h2>Complications of measles</h2><p>Complications are dangerous and rates are highest in young children. About a quarter of children under five years of age with measles will require admission to hospital. Some children with a measles infection will also get an <a href="/article?contentid=8&language=english">ear infection</a>, <a href="/article?contentid=7&language=english">diarrhea</a> or even <a href="/article?contentid=784&language=english">pneumonia</a>.</p><p>Rarely, some children who have measles also get a swelling or infection of the brain (encephalitis). Severe cases of encephalitis can lead to seizures, hearing loss, brain damage or death.</p><p>Children with vitamin A deficiency who get measles can become blind.</p><h2>Caring for your child at home</h2><p>There is no specific treatment for measles. You can support your child by trying to make them comfortable.</p><h3>Monitor the fever</h3><p>You can use <a href="/article?contentid=62&language=english">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/article?contentid=153&language=english">ibuprofen</a> to treat the fever. Do not give <a href="/article?contentid=77&language=english">ASA (acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin)</a> to children.</p><h3>Isolate your child and allow them bed rest</h3><p>Your child cannot go to school or day care until at least five days after the rash first appears. In Canada, cases of measles are reported to the Public Health Department. They will follow up with you about when it is safe for your child to return to their daily routine.</p><h3>Give your child fluids</h3><p>Offer your child water and other fluids often.</p><h2>How to prevent measles</h2><p>Measles vaccine is available free of charge in many countries. Children receive two doses of the measles vaccine.</p><ul><li>The first dose is usually given soon after your child's first birthday.</li><li>The second dose is usually given when your child starts kindergarten.</li></ul><p>Measles is included in the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) vaccines. Ask your doctor about the MMR(V) vaccine if you or your child are not fully vaccinated.</p><p>In most cases, immunization protects your child against measles. Immunization can also prevent complications of measles, such as severe lung infections and encephalitis.</p><h3>Reactions to the vaccine</h3><p>When given the measles vaccine, some children develop mild symptoms of the disease. This is normal. If this happens, usually a pink rash appears about seven to 10 days after the vaccination. This rash lasts for about three days. The child may also develop a mild fever and minor joint pain during this time. If you are concerned in any way, call your child’s doctor.</p><h3>Importance of measles vaccination</h3><p>Since the introduction of the measles vaccine in Canada, the number of measles infections fell from an estimated 400,000 cases a year in 1963 to only 29 cases in 2018.</p><p>In countries where the vaccine is free and readily available, vaccination has helped to reduce measles to very low levels. However, measles is still common in many parts of the world and because not all children are being vaccinated, measles is becoming more common in many countries that previously had low levels of infection. You, your child and your family should be vaccinated against measles to protect yourself from the disease and its complications, especially if you are travelling to other countries. In some cases, vaccination may be recommended as early as six months of age. If a dose of measles vaccine is given early, an additional second and third dose would still be needed according to the routine schedule. Talk with your child’s doctor before travelling.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's regular doctor if:</p><ul><li>your child's fever does not lessen four days after the rash starts</li><li>your child's coughing gets worse</li><li>your child develops ear pain</li></ul><p>Take your child to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 if your child:</p><ul><li>becomes short of breath or develops persistently noisy breathing</li><li>shows a change in behaviour or movement problems</li><li>has a seizure</li><li>develops a severe headache or persistent vomiting</li></ul><p>Let the doctor’s office, clinic or emergency department know your child may have measles before you arrive so that precautions can be made to prevent the spread of the infection to others.</p><h2>References</h2><p>Government of Canada. (2019, April 1). <em>Measles in Canada</em>. 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