Measles Virus - Rubeola

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the rubeola virus, a single-stranded RNA virus that is the only member of genus Morbillivirus in the Paramyxoviridae family. Humans are the only natural reservoirs for the rubeola virus. Laboratory testing options include serum testing for antibodies, viral culture, and PCR.

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Last Update: July 2018