Measles is a viral infection that attacks the respiratory tract,eyes and skin. Measles are generally a child hood disease but adults may also get it. Illness starts after 7 to 14 days of exposure.
The first symptoms include fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose and red eyes that may be sensitive to light. In four or five days Koplik's spots (tiny red spots with white centers) appear, beginning on the face and neck, gradually running together and extending down the body.