More than 1 in 7 of the 288 measles cases reported so far this year have led to hospitalization, according to a press release from the CDC. The respiratory disease is serious and highly contagious. Make sure you are familiar with the signs and symptoms. More, here.
Measles complications in children range in severity from mostly benign to fatal. Thankfully we only rarely face any of the top 5 listed here. Can you rank them from what was once most to once least common?
It's been a while since "the measles" was a household term in the United States, but 13 states so far this year have seen outbreaks. Have you seen a case lately? Would you recognize the virus prodrome?