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Topic : Measles ( 麻疹 ) Group 5: Silvia Pun 4L (27) Annie Leung 4L(21) Kitty Cheng 4M(5) Selina Wen 4S(30)

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1 Topic : Measles ( 麻疹 ) Group 5: Silvia Pun 4L (27) Annie Leung 4L(21) Kitty Cheng 4M(5) Selina Wen 4S(30)

2 Route of transmission  spread by droplet or by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions ( 分泌物 ) of infected persons  less commonly, by articles soiled with nose and throat secretions  patient can pass the disease to other persons from beginning of the disease to 4 days after appearance of the rash ( 疹 )

3 General Symptoms  will present initially with cough, runny nose, fever, red eyes and white spots inside the mouth  followed 3 to 7 days later by a red blotchy skin rash ( 紅色斑點狀皮疹 ), which usually spreads from face to the rest of the body  The rash usually lasts days, but can persist for up to 3 weeks leaving with brownish staining and sometimes fine skin peeling

4 General Treatments in HK  no cure for measles  patients with uncomplicated measles will recover with rest and supportive treatment

5 Preventive measures  maintain good personal and environmental hygiene e.g. wash hands properly  maintain good indoor ventilation ( 流通空氣 )  cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing  Cleanse used toys and furniture properly  Vaccination ( 疫苗接種 ) against measles is the most effective preventive measure


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