Measles virus come from paramyxovirus family and grows faster in cells which are at the backside of throat and lungs. This disease is limited till humans and animals cannot be its victims.
Measles alone is responsible for the death of over 200 million all over the globe in past 150 years. Even today in this time when all necessary vaccines for cure from measles are available at affordable cost, the disease has maintained the title of killing young children most. In 2010 380 people were dying due to measles everyday and 15 deaths due to measles every hour.
Development of Measles inside human body:
As soon as measles virus attacks any person’s body they quickly start multiplying in back throat and lung region. Its growth soon attacks lymphatic system and also urinary tract, blood vessels, eyes and central nervous system. Monkeys are the only animals in which at very least rate measles viruses were found recently and the commonest reason for this was stated as they are ancestors of the human species. According to study measles virus well establish its structure inside the human body within 7-21 days and Measles symptoms start to show from 9-11 days. The study also tells us that a person who was a victim of measles in the past and successfully gets rid of diseases via medicines does not become re-infected again and the chances for such person to get infected again are very less and rare.
Measles: how they spread and why they spread so quickly
The most contagious virus in the world knows how to spread quickly as well. Measles virus as soon as enter a person’s body attacks trachea of its host and provoke it fill with a cough so as soon as person sneezes or spits the air which comes out in process by infected person is full of measles viruses which are ready to capture all persons standing next to infected persons. Despite medicine availability at cheap rates, due to reasons such as late treatment, vaccines not given in time and so on allows this virus to spread all over the body which results an unstoppable death and almost 10 -20 million children’s are still dying because of this virus even after the availability of Measles treatment.
Who are at risk?
Young children’s which are unvaccinated are the one which belongs to most high risked person’s category. Young ones are already on low resistance power and even measles complications can cause them death. Other then children’s persons who either have not consumed vaccines or not recovered 100% from previous infection bear high risk as well. Complications occur during measles and if uninterrupted virus growth continues then these complications can cause serious problems such as blindness, severe diarrhea, encephalitis, ear infection, severe respiratory problem and so on.
People who are able to recover measles once fully get immunity for whole life and there exist very rare chances the cured person will catch infection again. Vaccines of measles are recommended to be strictly consumed under guidance of a doctor if an infected person is a pregnant woman or the one who is going to be pregnant very soon. People who are allergic from antibiotics such as gelatin and neomycin should also consult a doctor. In these conditions, all those people who are either suffering from a disease which affects the immune system or the treatment which weakens the immune system should strictly consult doctor if they get infected and should consume any vaccine according to doctor’s instructions only.