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Definition of Measles

Measles

  1. Leprosy; also, a leper.
  2. A contagious febrile disorder commencing with catarrhal symptoms, and marked by the appearance on the third day of an eruption of distinct red circular spots, which coalesce in a crescentic form, are slightly raised above the surface, and after the fourth day of the eruption gradually decline; rubeola.
  3. A disease of cattle and swine in which the flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm.
  4. A disease of trees.
  5. The larvae of any tapeworm (Taenia) in the cysticerus stage, when contained in meat. Called also bladder worms.

Measles Quotations

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Albert Einstein

Measles is probably the best argument for why there needs to be global health, and why we have to think about it as a global public good. Because in a sense, measles is the canary in the coal mine for immunization. It is, you know, highly transmissible. The vaccine costs 15 cents, so it's not - you know, shouldn't be an issue in terms of cost.
Seth Berkley

If you ask 99.9 percent of parents who have children with autism if we'd rather have the measles versus autism, we'd sign up for the measles.
Jenny McCarthy

Having children made us look differently at all these things that we take for granted, like taking your child to get a vaccine against measles or polio.
Melinda Gates

Measles will always show you if someone isn't doing a good job on vaccinations. Kids will start dying of measles.
Bill Gates
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Measles Translations

measles in Dutch is mazelen
measles in French is rougeole
measles in German is Masern
measles in Italian is morbillo
measles in Portuguese is sarampo
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