The measles is an infection, provoked by a virus. It influences the respiratory system. You can catch it through the contact with mucus or saliva of the infected person. The virus gets into the air while sneezing or coughing and lives in the air and on the surfaces for several hours. During this period, everyone can be infected after a contact with the virus.
1. The risk of infection increases if you are using the same towels, kitchen utensils and other things as the sick person. Measles is dangerous for the children. According to the statistics, most of the casualties from measles are children in the age under five years.