Russia: Measles outbreak reported in Samara region

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Health officials in Samara Oblast in Russia’s Volga Federal District reported an outbreak of measles this month.

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Six cases of the dangerous disease were officially registered in the city of Samarra. According to a local media report.

Measles, caused by a highly contagious virus, is transmitted from person to person through breathing, coughing, or sneezing. Signs and symptoms of measles include a rash, high fever, cough, and runny nose or red, watery eyes. People can spread measles up to 4 days before the rash appears and 4 days after. Measles can lead to serious complications, such as pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs), and even death.

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Health officials say there is no specific treatment for measles. The only reliable way to prevent disease is immunization.

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