Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a paramyxovirus.Measles can affect anyone but is most common in children.It spreads easily when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes.Symptoms of measles usually begin 10–14 days after exposure to the virus. A prominent rash is the most visible symptom. Early symptoms usually last 4–7 days. They include: running nose cough red and watery eyes small white spots inside the cheeks. The rash begins about 7–18 days after exposure, usually on the face and upper neck. It spreads over about 3 days, eventually to the hands and feet. It usually lasts 5–6 days before fading.There is no specific treatment for measles. Caregiving should focus on relieving symptoms, making the person comfortable and preventing complications. All children or adults with measles should receive two doses of vitamin A supplements, given 24 hours apart.