The likelihood of contracting a non-painful measles person in contact with a patient approaches 100%. Most often, children of preschool and school age are sick.
The source of infection is a sick person. The patient is contagious 4-6 days before the rash and in the first 4 days of the rash. The infection is transmitted by airborne droplets – by coughing, sneezing, talking and even breathing. A vertical transmission of measles is also possible – from a pregnant woman to the fetus.
The incubation period lasts an average of about 1-2 weeks.
Then the virus enters the blood from the mucous membrane of the mouth and pharynx and spreads to almost all organs and tissues. Continue reading
Acute respiratory infections always appear out of place. Yesterday, the body was full of strength, and today weakness, fever, runny nose just knocked down. To find the right treatment, you need to figure out who became the culprit of the disease – viruses or bacteria. Of course, doing it yourself is not easy. Nevertheless, there are some tips on how to distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial one.
Why you need to distinguish between viruses and bacteria
In the autumn-winter period, the number of colds increases. Respiratory infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. Pathologies provoked by such pathogens have similar symptoms. Therefore, it is very difficult to distinguish between them. Meanwhile, it is necessary to determine the type of infection.
This is important because: Continue reading