Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lindiwe | 2011-09-28

Q.

Measles

My 16 months old daughter has what the Dr called Measles. I thought it was some allergy reaction.

She had a shot for it @ 9 months. Is it possible she would still contract it even after this?

Thanking you in anticipation

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unlikely that your little daughter had measles as she was given the measles vaccination at 9 months and also the MMR at 15 months. She may have had an illness called 'Roseola' which is also known as 'baby measles' and the rash looks very much like measles. Roseola is a much milder illness than actual measles.

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