measles virus

(MEE-zulz VY-rus)

The virus that causes measles (a highly contagious disease marked by fever, cough, and raised red spots on the skin). The measles virus usually affects children, and is spread by coughing or contact with fluid from the nose or mouth of someone who has been infected.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "measles virus"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "virus del sarampión"

Virus que causa el sarampión (una enfermedad muy contagiosa que se caracteriza por fiebre, tos y manchas rojas levantadas en la piel). El virus del sarampión afecta generalmente a los niños y se contagia por la tos o el contacto con líquido de la nariz o la boca de alguien infectado.