A powdered form of the measles vaccine could make delivery safer and easier around the world.
Just like the measles shot and the hepatitis shot and the flu shot, the goal is prevention, pure and simple.
It is the family of man—because where measles and mumps and pertussis are concerned, we are all connected.
Given this fact, the only good thing about the current measles outbreak is that the remedy is known and is effective.
However, if you happen to pine for the good old days when measles was an active public health threat, I have good news for you.
The measles is a very important pestilence in connection with a grown woman.
Samuel is as susceptible to pretty girls as children are to the measles.
It must be Mary Ellen's little girls, and the measles are going the rounds.
Has the child been exposed to the contagion of measles, small-pox, or scarlatina?
Thish yer Mister Hightower you er talkin' about is got a mighty bad case of measles at his house.
infectious disease, early 14c., plural of Middle English masel, perhaps from Middle Dutch masel "blemish" (in plural "measles") or Middle Low German masele, from Proto-Germanic *mas- "spot, blemish" (cf. Old High German masla "blood-blister," German Masern "measles").
There might have been an Old English cognate, but if so it has not been recorded. Form probably influenced by Middle English mesel "leprous" (late 13c.).
measles mea·sles (mē'zəlz)
An acute contagious viral disease usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. Also called rubeola.
Any of several other diseases, especially German measles, that cause similar but milder symptoms.
A disease of cattle and swine caused by tapeworm larvae.