What is the role of morbillivirus in the etiology of viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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This Morbillivirus is another cause of meningitis that has become rare. The characteristic maculopapular rash aids in the diagnosis. Most cases occur in younger people in schools and colleges. Still a worldwide health threat, measles has the highest attack rate of any infection.

From January 1 through April 24, 2015, the United States experienced 5 outbreaks, with 166 cases reported. [19] Preliminary investigations of a large multistate outbreak that originated in California revealed 45% of the infected were unvaccinated, and 43% had unknown vaccination status. [19]

Eradication of measles is an important goal of the World Health Organization (WHO).


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