5 facts about measles and prevention

1. Measles is super contagious.
CDC says if one person has measles, 90% of people close to them who are not immune will get it.

2. Measles can spread to others through coughing or sneezing.
Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
Touching contaminated surfaces can get you sick.

3. Not getting vaccinated puts others at risk.
Not vaccinating puts babies, children and adults with weak immune systems at risk of catching measles.

4. Vaccination is the best protection against measles.
Vaccines are safe and effective.

5. Washing your hands can help keep you from getting sick.
Wet your hands using warm water, then wash with soap for 20 seconds.

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