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Measles is a highly contagious virus spread through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat, followed by a rash. Protection from Measles is given by the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Measles is a common disease in many parts of the world. Teenagers and adults who do not have evidence of immunity should get two doses of MMR vaccine separated by at least 28 days before any international travel.

Recent cases across the United States show that measles is still a concern, and people are encouraged to check their protection status against the disease.

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A threat of measles outbreak on the Princeton University campus was successfully contained in February 2015.

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