The vaccine program stopped 70 million cases of measles alone.
It is the family of man—because where measles and mumps and pertussis are concerned, we are all connected.
measles is a potentially severe viral infection that still kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Given this fact, the only good thing about the current measles outbreak is that the remedy is known and is effective.
There is no reason that people in New York City or Paris or London should be coming down with measles.
The measles is a very important pestilence in connection with a grown woman.
Not had measles, or chicken pox, or mumps, or any of those things yet?
It must be Mary Ellen's little girls, and the measles are going the rounds.
"She won't take 'em," said Joel, wishing he had the measles.
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.