Patient stories about measles

Nastasia’s story

Nastasia has made a spectacular recovery. Just a year ago she was in a coma after contracting measles. The 16-year old who lives in Valence, in south eastern France, suddenly complained of a sore throat, red spots appeared and she had a high temperature. After one week at 41°C, she was hospitalised, diagnosed with measles encephalitis.

Rachel’s story

Rachel’s daughter Lola contracted measles at the age of three. In this video, Rachel describes Lola’s symptoms, how she was finally diagnosed with measles and the treatments she received.

Get the Picture

After talking with parents across the country, CDC put together this short video to help answer the tough questions parents had about childhood immunisations.