How is measles spread?
Measles is spread by contact with the nose or throat secretions of an infected person. This can happen when someone coughs or sneezes near someone else or someone touches objects contaminated with nose or throat drainage. Measles is extremely contagious, and virus particles can remain viable in the air up to 2 hours.

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1. What is measles?
2. What are the symptoms of measles?
3. How is measles spread?
4. Who is at risk for measles?
5. How do I know if I have measles?
6. How is measles treated?
7. How can measles be prevented?