n. acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms; leprosy
The next epidemic of German measles is expected in 1970 or 1971.
The disease was thought to have been eradicated in 2000, but the numbers have recently crept back up, largely because of visitors from countries where measles is common and because of vaccine objectors within the United States.
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He hunted up Jim Hollis, who called his attention to the precious blessing of his late measles as a warning.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
She was a woman in the prime of life; of a severe countenance; and subject (particularly in the arms) to a sort of perpetual measles or fiery rash.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He had died ignominiously and swiftly of pneumonia, following measles, without ever having gotten any closer to the Yankees than the camp in South Carolina.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He had had all the diseases that babies are heir to, in quick succession, scarlet fever, mumps, and whooping cough in the first year, and now he was down with the measles.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
I sympathised a while; but when the children fell ill of the measles, and I had to tend them, and take on me the cares of a woman at once, I changed my idea.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context