Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the measles virus. It can be transmitted through droplets in the air or direct contact with the nasal and throat secretions of an infected person. Infected individuals are contagious from 4 days before the rash appears to 4 days after the rash onset. The incubation period is typically 7-18 days but can be up to 21 days. Early symptoms of measles include fever, cough, runny nose, red and swollen eyes, and white spots in the mouth. 3-7 days later, a rash develops on the skin, typically starting from the face and spreading to the whole body, lasting for 4-7 days, sometimes up to 3 weeks. In severe cases, measles can affect the respiratory system, digestive tract, or brain, and can even lead to death.
Suitable for measles antibody testing include:
1.People who preparing for marriage, planning to become pregnant, or are already pregnant.
2.People who enter the healthcare profession.
3.New immigrants or foreign workers.
4.People who have not received the measles vaccine or have never had measles.
5.Children who have not received the measles vaccine or have not completed the vaccination schedule.
6.Individuals with compromised immune responses due to certain diseases or medications.
7.These individuals can benefit from measles antibody testing to assess their immunity status and make informed decisions regarding vaccination and preventive measures.