Everything you need to
know about Measles
Measles is a virus-borne ailment. The measles virus can be found in nasal and throat mucous. It is transmitted by the air and direct touch with someone who has it. The virus can survive for up to two hours on surfaces and in the air.
It is extremely contagious. You have a 90% risk of getting measles if you haven’t been vaccinated and are in a room with someone who has it.
One of the factors that make measles so hazardous is that you can be contagious for up to four days before developing the rash. As a result, you could easily transmit the virus without even realising it. After the rash fades, you’ll be contagious for another four days.