Overview of Measles
Measles is a serious and highly infectious illness.
Phone your GP immediately if you think you or your child has measles. Call your GP before you visit - if you don't, you could put other patients at risk
Symptoms of measles include:
- fever and high temperature (usually over 38°C)
- brown or red blotchy rash - starting on the head and neck and spreading to the rest of the body
- runny nose
- spots inside the mouth
Symptoms often first appear between 10 and 12 days after coming into contact with the virus. Measles is contagious from 4 days before the rash appears until 4 days after the rash appears.