Are there any complications of measles?

Measles can be serious in all age groups. However, children younger than 5 years of age and adults older than 20 years of age are more likely to suffer from measles complications. Common measles complications include ear infections and diarrhea. Some people may suffer from severe complications, such as pneumonia (infection of the lungs) and encephalitis (swelling of the brain). Complications can result in hospitalization and even death. Measles may cause pregnant women to give birth prematurely or have a low-birth-weight baby.

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1. What are the symptoms for measles?
2. How long is a person with measles contagious?
3. Is there treatment for measles?
4. Are there any complications of measles?
5. What should I do if I’ve been exposed to measles?
6. What is the best way to prevent measles?
7. Who should receive the MMR vaccine?
8. What are the clarifications of recommendations for measles?
9. What are the international travel recommendations for MMR vaccine?