Measles (also known as rubeola or red measles) is a virus that is transmitted person-to-person through direct contact, through the air or through touching objects infected with mucus or saliva from a person with measles. Measles can spread from person-to-person very easily.
Initial symptoms include:
In severe cases, measles can cause ear or lung infections, inflammation of the brain, or death.
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Probable and confirmed cases reported.
Sources: Integrated Public Health Information System [2006-2015], extracted March 31, 2016 by Niagara Region Public Health