Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus, a morbillivirus in the Paramyxoviridae family of -ssRNA viruses. The disease may have existed for thousands of years. The virus was first isolated in 1954 and transformed into a vaccine in 1963 in the USA.
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
Infections caused by -ssRNA viruses
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
Viral infections characterised by skin or mucous membrane lesions