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.


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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