Definition of Three-day measles

1. Noun. A contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester.

Exact synonyms: Epidemic Roseola, German Measles, Rubella
Generic synonyms: Measles, Morbilli, Rubeola



Medical Definition of Three-day measles

1. An acute, usually benign, infectious disease caused by a togavirus and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system. It is characterised by a slight cold, sore throat and fever, followed by enlargement of the postauricular, suboccipital and cervical lymph nodes and the appearances of a fine pink rash that begins on the head and spreads to become generalised. Synonym: German measles, rubeola. Origin: L. Rubellus = reddish, ruber = red (17 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Three-day measles

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1. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1905)
"... or nine he had "yellow jaundice," none of the other infectious diseases of childhood till last April, when he had the so-called three-day measles—" ..."

2. The Association Review (1907)
"... the regular old-fashioned kind, the kind the Board of Health takes hold of and placards, they were having the three-day measles in Philadelphia. ..."

3. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"... called German measles or three-day measles, is a very contagious disease caused by the rubella virus. The virus causes fever, swollen lymph nodes behind ..."

4. History of the American Field Service in France, ʻFriends of France", 1914-1917 by James William Davenport Seymour (1920)
"During the six weeks I was camp physician the only sickness was a case of genuine measles and one of three-day measles; but there was no spread of the ..."

5. History of the American Field Service in France, ʻFriends of France", 1914-1917 by James William Davenport Seymour (1920)
"During the six weeks I was camp physician the only sickness was a case of genuine measles and one of three-day measles; but there was no spread of the ..."

6. Much Ado about Peter by Jean Webster, William James Jordan, Doubleday, Page & Company (1909)
"He had undergone, a week or so before, a mild attack of three-day measles which he had borne with a sweet gentleness quite foreign to ..."

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