What you need to know about measles
Published on May 10, 2014 9:37 AM
About a month ago, an outbreak of measles occurred in the Philippines and infected 23 Singaporeans who had travelled there.
The most serious complications from measles include blindness, encephalitis (an infection that causes brain swelling), severe diarrhoea and dehydration, ear infections, or severe respiratory infections such as pneumonia.
Complications are more common in children under the age of five, or adults over the age of 20.
Here are some key facts from the World Health Organization about the disease.
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