Measles is easily identified through the appearance of red-brown spots on the surface of the sin, caused by a viral infection.

Due to the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, cases of measles are becoming more infrequent, however they are quite common in children under the age of 4.

There is no need to seek medication for measles, as the immune system will rid the infection and also build up it’s own immunity against it too. This process however can take a couple of weeks, but you should consult with your family doctor as soon as you notice the outbreak.

You may also notice that around 10 days after measles appearing, your child may suffer from general cold and illness symptoms, such as a runny nose an temperature, but they may also be more sensitive to light, poor appetite and become lethargic.

Rashes will appear after 3-4 days, and you must wait until 9 days after the first rash appears before returning to the nursery. It is at this point that measles are no longer contagious.

Read more about this illness at the NHS website.

Exclusion From Nursery Period
Five days after rash first appears.
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